Monthly Archives: April 2007

Shock in Virginia 1

The mobile phone footage of what happened at Virginia Tech. contained in this video has been broadcast all over the world: Obviously everyone’s thoughts go out to the grieving parents and students. There is a major problem with responsiveness though. Cho Seung-Hui, the student who killed all those people and, […]

Blogging Code of Conduct 2

Recently, Tim O’Reilly called for a blogging Code of Conduct. The rules in it were: We take responsibility for our own words and for the comments we allow on our blog. We won’t say anything online that we wouldn’t say in person. We connect privately before we respond publicly. When […]

Demand and the loss of human sanity 2

One of the problems with high demand was highlighted in this Guardian article: “By 10am, the doors had been knocked off their hinges by the eager shoppers, desperate to get hold of a pair of £8 jeans. By 11am, a floor manager had been knocked to the ground by the […]