I find this disturbing as Atheism is not an alternative faith, not a common belief system, not a shared…

I find this disturbing as Atheism is not an alternative faith, not a common belief system, not a shared spiritual position. Unlike people of a common faith, there is essentially nothing to bind atheists. Trying to make it otherwise I think misses the point. It would have been easy to mistake what was happening in a hotel ballroom here for a religious service. All the things that might be associated with one were present Sunday: 80 people drawn by a common conviction. Exhortations to service. Read more […]

Moving on from IBM

Two big milestones in my life this year: turning 50 leaving IBM The first was automatic, and as I have been referring to myself as 50ish for a good while, was no big shock anyway. The second was a voluntary decision that ultimately took moments to make after considering it off and on for the last year or so. I have been with IBM for 11 years, and PricewaterhouseCoopers for a year before that. I had no plans to join IBM, but their purchase of the consulting arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Read more […]

Please follow me does not work +Gary Schuster, your request for people to circle you will mostly …

Please follow me does not work +Gary Schuster, your request for people to circle you will mostly be missed.Took me ages to get the hang of G+ and I only recently started to see more people following me (and hopefully finding what I say and share of interest).You might want to look at the posts and videos from +martin shervington  who provides great guidance on using G+Asking people to follow you is not really how Google+ works. At the moment, pretty much no one will be seeing anything you post. People Read more […]

I think I am an addict.I am addicted to the internet.Like any addict, I can say: “I can give…

I think I am an addict.I am addicted to the internet.Like any addict, I can say: "I can give up anytime, I just don't want to". Of course, many millions of people live happily without the internet. Not just people living in some so called less developed nations either. My brother, only a few years old than me, has never been into technology and is not at all interested in the internet. Even though he runs an online only (yes) specialist bookstore. He has broadband and wifi. He even Read more […]

I appreciate that there are major cultural differences between many countries, nations and people…

I appreciate that there are major cultural differences between many countries, nations and peoples. I cannot begin to understand though why Hyundai thought an advert featuring a man committing suicide in one of their cars was a good idea.http://www.badscience.net/2013/04/suicide-advert-from-hyundai-is-almost-surreally-misguided/[Image: Attribution: Chris 73 / Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Chris_73] via Google+ https://plus.google.com/108083406947097710872/posts/A2UcWANTRWc Read more […]