Monthly Archives: January 2013

HS2, don’t scare the faster horses

Henry Ford said that if he had listened to what the public wanted he would have made faster horses. This is exactly the thinking that has gone into the Government’s decision to invest £32bn in the folly that is HS2, … Continue reading

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Let’s use technology to unlock ingenuity

My friend Abi Manifold reminded me, through a post on Twitter, of Sugata Mitra’s inspirational TED talk about how he had embedded computers in walls in Delhi which children had used to educate themselves. I think there are so many … Continue reading

Posted in Broadband, Digital Inclusion, Technology in the Outdoors | 2 Comments


I’ve always been a great fan of storytelling. I loved having stories read to me as a child, I loved reading them to my own kids, and I ended up studying English Literature at university, largely due to my great … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Inclusion, Social Media, Social Media Surgeries, Story-telling | 4 Comments