The Digital Detriment

Reflections on what might have been

Driven Back To The Edge

I have given up writing to my blog more than once. Sometimes for a few weeks and sometimes for a year but somehow I always end up doing another one. … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Contemplative Edge

Or the mental ramble that followed the Gigaom shutdown. Try as I might I can’t remember when I first heard of Om Malik. In my mind he’s associated with names … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Never Say Never

You don’t have to read “Free” by Chris Anderson to have a healthy scepticism about the way in which Google and Facebook make money. There again, you don’t have to … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Six Months and What Has Changed?

Six months since I last published a post. It’s not that I haven’t been writing I’ve just been writing for other people. As times got harder and the 17% of … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shall we just change the music?

There will be a cost: how do you provide secure access to online services for older people who live in a large establishment? What skills do you need to provide for the care staff? Will care homes require an IT specialist or a support company? Will the cost be met through the recovery of care costs? Is this to be a luxury for people who can afford it as an extra and will local authorities who meet the 12 week property disregard refuse to pay for an unnecessary option? Whichever way you look at it this is more than just providing WiFi access in the residents’ lounge.

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Two households, both alike in dignity,”

Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 1 William Shakespeare   While growing older may have given me a more considered view of life there are some things that even now … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where next for a digital champion.

When the RSA undertook its recent survey of digital champions in January I must confess to being somewhat down and not very positive. This may be the result of living … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 1 Comment