A New Normal

I’m currently cruising high in the sky above the USA, on my way from San Francisco to Boston. It’s part of a whistle stop tour of two of our offices here which have teams of software engineers, architects and product managers (no technical writers though) that are building part of the product we will be…Continue reading A New Normal

President Obama

The United States of America has, in case you’ve been hiding under a rock these past couple of months, a new President. Bye bye Bush, hello “Change” and a big dollop of hope. Like many others I’ve been a little swept up in the general goodwill that President Obama seems to carry with him, and…Continue reading President Obama

15 years

Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of when some bloke, sorry SIR some bloke, published some files on an international network. Since then a lot has changed. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it mediocre, some of it, er, unmediocre. I first stumbled across the internet in my first job. After being…Continue reading 15 years

Dream Team Mk..5? 6?

Anyone for a game of basketball then? Just a quick game in the World Championships, aww c’mon, it’s not like the competition is going to be up to much… ahem… Team USA Photo Roster

Soccer

It’s a two-zip scenario. Unless anyone can re-send me the alternative Brazil vs Scotland match thoughts from France 1998, which featured the thoughts that ran through the Scottish players heads as they faced the mighty Brazil (memory-jogger if you read it: John Collins permanently worrying about how he looked) then this little piece has to…Continue reading Soccer

No Amazon Logo

Tying in nicely with my current reading of her book No Logo comes the following article:AlterNet — Brand USA (via dooce). The article highlights the inherent risk in trying to brand a country thats strongest claim at a ‘brand’ is it’s acceptance and celebration of diversity. The more I read about this kind of thing…Continue reading No Amazon Logo