Recycling Civic Hacks?

This is just a ‘stub’ of an idea but was too long for Twitter. Bristol City Council is about to release a whole bunch of new open datasets with some support from the Digital Economy and Future Cities Catapult centres funded by the Technology Strategy Board (forever confused with the bank with the same initials!)…… Continue reading Recycling Civic Hacks?

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The Graffiti Hype Cycle

https://www.flickr.com/photos/edmittance/ Entering the ‘Trough of Disillusionment’? There is this well known thing in technology circles called the Gartner Hype Cycle. The ambitious goal of it is to “ represent the maturity, adoption and social application of specific technologies.” I’m not a fan generally but on this occasion I think it helps illustrate a completely separate…… Continue reading The Graffiti Hype Cycle

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Lies, damned lies and statistics.

Port80 Conference — May 16th 2014 Hardly an original title given where I work Apparently Mark Twain said that. Although his real name was Samuel Clemence and he suggested he heard it from Disraeli? Who maybe heard it from Lord Balfour or maybe Baron Courtney? So what I am saying is even the bloody saying can’t be trusted…… Continue reading Lies, damned lies and statistics.

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