Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Masters in Public Technology?

Tom Steinberg: There is barely a not-for-profit, social enterprise or government body I can think of that wouldn’t benefit from a Duncan Parkes or a Matthew Somerville on the payroll, so long as they had the intelligence and self-discipline not … Continue reading

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101 cool tools: Instapaper

Wow! Number 4 already! At this rate I’ll be through all 101 by 2020… Instapaper is a really neat service for saving content for consumption at a time that suits you. You create an account, and then add a bookmarklet … Continue reading

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Jonathan Freedland in The Guardian: The biggest complaint, in both my Twitter sample and the expert essays, was about the quality of thinking in the online era. What the internet has done, say the dissenters, is damage our ability to … Continue reading

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The end of the IT department

37 Signals’ David Heinemeier Hansson: When people talk about their IT departments, they always talk about the things they’re not allowed to do, the applications they can’t run, and the long time it takes to get anything done. Rigid and … Continue reading

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