Archive for the 'General' Category

The future’s bright, the future’s - anthropomorphic?

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Once upon a time, Orange were different - they had one of the most innovative brand identities ever seen, and they made a point of being different when there was little or nothing to choose between the existing two incumbent mobile networks (remember children, once upon a time there was no such thing as a […]

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UK to probe ‘patent thickets’

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Andrew Gowers, the man leading a wide-ranging review into the UK’s intellectual property legislation, has vowed to address the issue of companies abusing the patent system.
Speaking at a seminar in London on Thursday, Gowers acknowledged that there are concerns that the present system may hamper competition.
“There is an accusation of a rise of […]

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Deal done on .com domain future

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

A controversial deal on the future of the .com domain has been approved by the net’s overseeing body.
[BBC News | Business]

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How my project is going at the moment.

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

Project Management

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Parasites on tube trains

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Via the Unofficial Apple Weblog, I came across an interesting / mad (delete as applicable) art installation from the Universitat der Kunste Berlin, which suggests using a cross between a Mac Mini, LCD projector and a limpet mine to liven up journeys on the Berlin Metro:
Parasite is an independant projection-system that can be attached to […]

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Trend tracker: Blogs and wikis

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Inside Knowledge points out that good ideas tend to find their own spaces:
If you think that your organisation does not use blogs or wikis, then you may need to think again. Just as instant messaging appeared informally a few years ago, blogs and wikis are appearing as skunkworks projects across a large number of organisations.
 
[Inside […]

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Holidays…

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Back in a week.

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Web developer wanted

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

If you’ve got web skills (e.g. one or more of HTML, CSS, ASP, JSP, J2EE, .Net, Javascript, XML etc), database skills (especially SQL Server), some coding ability (C++ would be ideal, VB and VBA is good) and are looking for a permanent user-facing technical role in Leeds, drop me a line. The […]

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Flickr Angel

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Angel

Flickr is one of the cleverest uses of tagging that I’ve seen - particularly now there’s a whole new “interesting” category, which aggregates a whole series of parameters such as number of views, number of comments and so on to identify the most “interesting” shots that have been uploaded.
And […]

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Some sane advice in an insane world

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

Courtesy of Escapable Logic comes the sanest piece of advice I’ve read since last Thursday (it’s actually referring to the sniper that had Washington DC running scared three years ago, but it’s just as applicable to London):

Do the Maths
The D.C. sniper has an entire region hunkered down.
What are the odds any individual person in the […]

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Election day

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

Some other reasons.

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The Law Of Unintended Consequences

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

The Parents Television Council is a peculiarly American creature that we Europeans can’t really understand, Europe being home to Italian TV and all.
I’m sure that the Worst TV Clips Of The Week section of their website was intended as a sober warning of all things shocking (at least to easily-offended American eyes), but the net […]

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3M puts its money where its mouth is

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

The title sort of suggested itself…

(via 37 Signals)

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Can you point us in the right direction?

Friday, February 11th, 2005

Can anyone point us in the right direction for some examples of companies/brands that are using blogs as marketing /communication tools?
They don’t have to be big brands or big companies, we are just looking for some examples of creative companies/brands embracing this new communication medium.
Thanks in anticipation.

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The broken recruitment process

Friday, February 4th, 2005

Seth Godin posted some stuff this week on the job interview process see here here and here.
Seth raises the point that the really exciting jobs are in smaller companies and that the normal approach to recruiting/finding a job is broken in the current climate.
Well, if the single-most-important thing a business can do is hire amazing […]

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Isn’t it time we sorted this name thing out

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004

First we had blogs, simple.
Then we had B-blogs.
And for some a klog.
We now have plogs.
Frank Patrick’s Focused Performance Weblog
If the “blog” is to go mainstream so that my granny understands it and uses it, then we surely need a better name.
Maybe a competition on finding a new name is needed, a bit like Amy at […]

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Blogging who, what, where, and why - part III

Monday, April 5th, 2004

How to get more eyeballs

By this stage you are sold on the blog idea and you have managed to get yourself some software and you are about to unleash your rants, your raves, and your ramblings onto the unsuspecting world…right?…wrong!
Stop, do not write anything…until you have read the following words of advice from blogging wordsmiths […]

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About Infosential

Thursday, March 4th, 2004

We are technology consultants who help organisations in the UK and further afield.
A lot of our work has involved social software technology to reduce information problems in business. So this blog is designed to share our knowledge and first hand experience.
Here are a few of the things we’ve done recently:

enabled an FMCG manufacturer to monitor […]

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Wayne Robinson’s profile

Monday, March 1st, 2004

Professional Overview
I have over 10 years senior sales & marketing experience gained in blue chip FMCG companies in the UK with Whitbread, United Biscuits & O2.
I’ve gained extensive experience of all retail markets, with particular understanding of the UK multiple grocers - over this time I’ve managed sales & marketing teams in wholesale, cash […]

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Tim Duckett’s profile

Monday, March 1st, 2004

I make things happen.
Which is a quick way of saying that I’ve got a wide range of business and technical skills to bring to the table, as well as structured methodology experience, and an ability to translate what techies say to accountants and vice-versa. I’m able to talk to customers about technical wizardry without scaring […]

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