Remember my despairing posts about the decline of UK libraries? Thanks to Tim Coates, a man who has campaigned against the decay of the service to the point of losing his livelihood and home due to being blackballed by the industry, here are some figures that illustrate the number of books that UK libraries have loaned out, compared with the amount of money spent on the services, and the percentage of that amount spent on books over the last decade: Continue reading UK libraries update
In fifty year’s time, people will look back and laugh at us for a lot of reasons. Apart from the fashions (“d00d, those jeans, like WTF!!!1!1”), what gets the biggest chuckles will surely be the hopelessly outdated concept of representative democracy.
Ah, the web as a platform. I love it; so much good stuff to play with. Continue reading Web 2.0 goodies
Ah, good old Billy Gates and his merry band of code-monkeys. They said they’d trounce their competitors, and they sure are trying. Continue reading Google Earth? Sooooo 2005, baby…