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"With physical products, we have to feel we can dominate them" - Sir Jony Ive As one of the world’s most successful internet investors – remember, I lost $51bn in just one day while at Woodstock Capital – it’s vital to have your finger on the pulse. Or your finger on someone else’s pulse, which is where my invaluable assistant …

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Anonymous Coward

Are you putting too much faith in มาลัย as she keeps finding things that are quickly abandoned?

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I was saddened to find that มาลัย actually does mean ‘Garland of Flowers’ in Thai. Having finally plucked the courage to put it into goodle translate, I was hoping for something more.

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Angel

Well.....

......I had wondered.

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Is it just me...

Now I'm a regular visitor to El Reg but not a frequent commenter, but after reading this I couldn't help but pipe up.

Reg, you produce gobs of brilliant content but quite frequently, some absolute shite.

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Happy

Re: Is it just me...

"Reg, you produce gobs of brilliant content but quite frequently, some absolute shite."

Think of this as their "Strategy Boutique" section..

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Re: Is it just me...

Personally I place the Bong articles in the 'brilliant content' category. Up there with Stob for me!

Each to their own though :)

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Happy

Re: Is it just me...

Look at it as real- like Yes, Minister.

Then everything makes perfect sense.

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Re: Is it just me...

Now I'm confused. Is this, in your mind, brilliant content, or absolute shite? Are you being ironic, or in fact completely missing the heavy lashings of irony in this article? Are you being cleverly 'meta', or just dumb?

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Re: Is it just me...

At least this week there's no comments from people who are unsure if they just read satire or a genuine article.

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Anonymous Coward

Bring back "rate this article"

"you produce gobs of brilliant content but quite frequently, some absolute shite."

That's your opinion, and fair enough.

I happen to like Mr Bong. It's nearly as funny as some of Matt Asay or Lewis Page's stuff (I can't mention the O name, obviously).

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Black Helicopters

Re: Bring back "rate this article"

You too, huh?

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Re: Bring back "rate this article"

"You can't mention the O name without him putting your account on the pre-approval posting list,"

Judging by the clusteredness of timestamps on comments on his articles now comments are sometimes allowed, *everybody* commenting is on his pre-approval posting list.

Still, we wouldn't want anyone upset unnecessarily would we.

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iLarious

Laugh? I nearly

Don't give up the day job.

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Alien

A man from mars

Is that you? Have you suddenly returned after your 2009 trip back to Mars?

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Anonymous Coward

"Of course not all dream-based web redesigns are as successful as iOS 7."

Bong in the head. WTF with the baby albatross. So he's one of the masterminds of the 100M failure then?

Just goes to show, money donesn't make a man, and you don't have to be intelligent to make loads of it!

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@AC

You don't get it, do you? This is satire.

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Go

I liked it...

... not sure what that says about my sense of humour.

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A germ of a good idea

I like the idea of croudsourcing a major 'public sector' development and having a public repository for the code, and perhaps the system and hardware designs. If people want good facilities and services then they will have to design them for themselves.

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well you could argue crowd sourcing is us all being in it together

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The government does seem to have the crowd funding part of the process down pat.

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Bong is a genius, truly a visionary on a different level.

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Go

Awesome

Truly a zeitgeisty summation of the state of the software nation!

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Bing!! Bang!!! Bong!!!

Excellent Reg. Chirped my Friday up no end knowing that there are such visionaries such as Mr B out there. If he has any vacancies in his organisation coming up please let me know...

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Re: Bing!! Bang!!! Bong!!!

PLEASE APPLY TO BONGVENTURES@GMAIL.COM BUT PAPER APPLICATION PREFERRED ESPECIALLY WITH ENCLOSED PICK-ME-UP.

SORRY BUT MR BONG DOES NOT GET UP UNTIL 4PM - LIKE ALL SHOREDITCH TECH COMPANY.

GLAD TO BE OF ASSISTANCE

มาลัย

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hah!

Great read :)

The irony and sarcasm were perfect.

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Bejabered

Wow. Having just tested gov2 I have confirmed absolutely all the liinks lead to zero info. Was this the object? Secondly why? what? when? and how? A great report!

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Icons

Great article, but the government icons are beyond irony. I thought the image was a spoof, until I followed the link and saw the real thing.

"a handy reminder of the different content formats" - I've stared at these icons for 10 minutes, and I can't imagine what content format any of them might represent. An arrowhead pointing up at two circular bands? Somebody tell me that's the recognised international symbol for "application/ecmascript" or something, before my brain explodes.

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re: Government icons

The pointy thing with rings above - does that signify ' sit on it and spin' ?

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IOS Vista - well skin me alive

What rubbish.

The main IOS 7 change is simply a skin.

With Vista we got a whole kitchen sink full of bloat in very much the same skin.

AS most of us know with Android, you can choose and change a skin in seconds, as IOS will do/ impose.

Skins are no big deal, it is what underneath that really matters.

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At least get his name right

It's (Sir) Jonathan Paul 'Jony' Ive.

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Abnormal message content due to Missing Point error. Please recalibrate for satire and retry.

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