There is no doubt that COVID-19 has radically changed the way many people are working and has accelerated the take up of digital tools more than anything...ever. There is excitement about all the previously barricaded doors it is opening across institutions (to be fair this is partly a displacement activity from all the stress and … Continue reading Avoid learning too many lessons from these ‘unprecedented times’
I am enjoying the new Picard series. It is a bit jarring to hear so many eff-bombs being dropped in the Star Trek universe and some of the violence is pretty un-Trek like but I've enjoyed it a lot more than any recent forays in to this world. Catching up with Riker, Troi, Hugh and … Continue reading Picard perfect
I was interested to read about this Number 10 meeting with 'big tech'. It kind of reminded me of the whole ObamaCare 'Tiger Team' thing that basically spawned the USDS. I know I have taken a few pokes at Dominic Cummings but this doesn't sound like a dreadful plan - the focus on getting talent … Continue reading Tour of Duty?
When not frozen by panic one of the interesting things about watching Coronavirus Twitter is mass move to remote working from individuals and organisations across the spectrum who are suddenly having to challenge some of their misconceptions and prejudices about home working. There is a growing amount of useful content out there - this from … Continue reading WFH WTF SOS
This is a real ramble and I'm not sure it makes sense even by my standards but better out than in (my head) I was reading the article about Google X and their 'moonshots' in the latest Wired and when I wasn't rolling my eyes at 'Astro' Teller and his roller blades and generally being … Continue reading Monkey first