Re: Ha, it comes to something when the Post-it is superior to software...
You could get around the problem of webcams by placing the post-its in your FiloFax.
The 1980s had the answers to so many modern problems ;)
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Email works well enough in private health. When WPA need to send something confidential, I just receive a notification email. Then I login to their site to retrieve the document. It's annoying to go through two steps when it's something trivial, but reassuring when it's something more private.
Problem will be passwords etc for the old and infirm. There are still plenty of people with no Internet access and they tend to be old and ill.
One of my public sector customers recently decided I was inside IR 35 (I do about 10 days per year for them). I went through their list of reasons, every one was either wrong or irrelevant. I'm dreading this hitting the private sector - I'm as far outside IR35 as you can get, but worried about the cross-fire.
You choose whether or not to have cancer treatment when you take out the policy.
I have cover from WPA that includes cancer. I chose not to include dentistry or eyes - my choice.
The NHS is very good at some things, ok at other, and dreadful on a few things (cancer especially).
Anecdotes about 'my care was wonderful' or 'my care was awful' don't help. At some point, we'll hopefully be able to discuss what the NHS should or shouldn't be doing and improve things. Sadly that moment is a long way away
Tobacco companies always remind me of the John Grisham book 'The Firm'. There's a discussion in there about the company's patents. One of them is for a device to allow narcotics to be taken easily and in a packaged form (I may have some of the details wrong, while since I read the book). Just a shame that JG didn't coin a snappy name for the device like Vaper.
It would be interesting to do a 1984 TV Series, but updated for current technology. Instead of a telescreen, we'd have one of the google or Amazon screens that are so widely used.
TV watching monitored. Websites/wikipedia edited as needed rather than going to all the fuss of changing paper. Books instead of being recalled just updated on your kindle.
For current life, all we'd really need to add are microphones to the current CCTV systems.
Scary part would be millenials not understanding what the fuss is about.
Then we could do Brave New World. Very similar parallels.
>>> Also, just because *YOU* didn't experience an outage, doesn't mean it hasn't had a lot of them affecting a lot of people.
So anecdotes criticising MS are ok, but those saying that they're doing OK aren't?
In 3 years of Office 365 & Azure use, the only problem I've experienced was a shortage of capacity in Azure UK South when first opened. MS are far from perfect, but not as bleak as painted by Linux Mint users who dropped Windows 5 years ago.
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