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5 posts • joined 9 Oct 2009

How Britain could have invented the iPhone: And how the Quangocracy cocked it up

Graham Barker

Only the tip of the iceberg

I used to be an external assessor for NESTA and can well believe every word of this report. Nor was this the only project badly handled (to put it mildly) by NESTA senior management, who were slothful, stupid, arrogant or greedy - and often all four.

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Email 2.0: Trying to catch up with the web

Graham Barker

Killer idea

Time to start charging for emails. A penny a shot, or even less, would discourage spammers. The fee might optionally be paid to a charity. Any email not tagged 'paid for' would not be delivered.

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Graham Barker

Killer idea

Time to start charging for emails. A penny a shot, or even less, would discourage many spammers. The fee might optionally be paid to a charity. Any email not tagged 'paid for' would not be delivered.

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Disney kicks 'Ho White' out of bed

Graham Barker

A Grimm business

Are we to assume that Disney Corpse is claiming ownership of the Snow White fairy tale? Didn't the Brothers Grimm have something to do with it in the nineteenth century? And before them, generations of illiterate peasants?

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Tories oppose charges and speed cameras

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Not such good news

Can't help thinking that anything that raises a cheer from car drivers, libertarians and Jeremy Clarkson has got to be bad for road safety. Let's have many more speed cameras - I'm not frightened of them.

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