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Opinion: No Summer Blockbusters, Please

Cruise, Smith and Pitt have all flopped this year, but when the cries about expensive overpaid stars no longer opening movies  die down, the next wave of ‘bankable certs’ should arrive in two years time. Oblivion, After Earth and the troubled World War Z are the latest high-concept movies to have mangled the scripts in … Continue reading

Opinion: From tumblr to Tumbleweed – I Give It a Year

One Billion Dollars!! If, like me, you were surprised to hear that this is not Dr. Evil splashing the cash, but Internet dinosaur Yahoo, your first reaction might have been: wow, Yahoo has still got a billion dollars? Second surprise; they just spent it on a cash acquisition. Yes, cash. This is not one of … Continue reading

Opinion: The Magic of the Movies (Re-post)

Originally posted at Catling on Film. I’ve been watching movies as long as I can remember. Silent clowns Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton; classic Westerns (all of them!), visionary science fiction from Forbidden Planet to The Day the Earth Stood Still. I thrilled at Errol Flyn as Robin Hood and the Sea Hawk; Jimmy Stewart … Continue reading

Opinion: Why Windows 8 Has Flopped

The numbers are in and the numbers are disappointing. Windows 8 may be shipping in the millions (100 million to date) but against the half billion of Windows 7 licenses and the long tail of Windows XP, the Count Dracula operating system that refuses to die, it has a long way to go. With sales … Continue reading

Opinion: Employability – I Can’t, I Don’t

Originally posted on Pippa’s Speaking Well in Public page at Facebook. Employability. There is a difference between “I can’t ..” and “I don’t ..” “I can’t fly – never will.” I don’t speak Icelandic – but I might in future. Speaking Icelandic is a potential for my future. I have all the requirements needed to … Continue reading

Opinion: Employability and Literacy

Originally posted on Pippa’s Speaking Well in Public page at Facebook. Employability. While training and coaching job seekers, I find the same core problems repeat: poor literacy, IT & communication skills. Many job seekers have no CV, no idea how to use the internet to source work and frequently don’t own a diary to organise … Continue reading

Opinion: Windows 8 [Guest Post]

Opinion: Windows 8 by Knightwise originally appeared in Full Circle Magazine issue 71. As I’m punching this out on my old but trusty HP Pavilion DM1, I’m somehow overpowered by a sense of nostalgia, and …irony. I remember getting into computers years ago, starting out on machines like these, back in the days when they … Continue reading

Opinion: The Death of Privacy, Part Three [Guest Post]

More thoughts and reflections on the digital realm from Paul Levy, founder of CATS3000 and Rational Madness. First posted under The Death of Privacy at Digital Inferno. This is about being more conscious with privacy. The problem of social media platforms with their default “public” settings and their clever terms and conditions that few of … Continue reading

Opinion: The Death of Privacy, Part Two [Guest Post]

More thoughts and reflections on the digital realm from Paul Levy, founder of CATS3000 and Rational Madness. First posted under The Death of Privacy at Digital Inferno. Many corporations and social media zealots are attempting to link openness with a kind of moral duty in all of us to heal humanity by taking down the … Continue reading

Opinion: The Death of Privacy, Part One [Guest Post]

More thoughts and reflections on the digital realm from Paul Levy, founder of CATS3000 and Rational Madness. First posted under The Death of Privacy at Digital Inferno. In the Digital Inferno, privacy is one of the major battlegrounds between individual and corporation. It’s a war taking place largely without the conscious and active participation of the majority … Continue reading

Opinion: Why Ubuntu Phone Will Fail [Guest Post]

Guest post by Ed Hewitt Earlier this month, Canonical held its first press event to unveil its phone operating system, Ubuntu for Phone. This is a product many have speculated would happen after the launch of Unity, providing a touch interface, as well as Canonical bringing Ubuntu to Android devices. While Ubuntu for Android allows … Continue reading

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