Opinion

  • When will Politics 2.0 happen?

    Given that one of the questions posed by Loic Le Meur at Le Web3 was how will the web change the political system, I thought this link from Stuart Bruce’s was apt. Simon Dickson who writes the brilliant theyworkforyou.com has created a new mash-up of UK MPs using Google Maps.  From time to time I like to keep an eye on what my local MP Theresa May is doing, how she is voting on… Read More

  • Threshers voucher goes down storm online

    Heather Hopkins over at Hitwise has a great analysis of the recent Stormhoek online voucher promotion with Thresher Wine. Hugh McLeod also has some great posts on why the voucher virus took hold and spread. Will others try and replicate this; of course they will but will they be as successful, I doubt it.  It was odd being on a pub crawl with Hugh getting frequent updates as the news spread. Read More

  • Wesabe – clues for Money 2.0?

    OK, OK, no more 2.0 ‘clichesuffixes’ :) I’ve been eagerly awaiting the launch of Wesabe (not to be confused with the nuclear horseradish) for several weeks. Firstly, it’s an interesting concept and secondly, one of the co-founders is Marc Hedlund – O’Reilly Media’s entrepreneur-in-residence and author of hugely entertaining and informative talks on… Read More

  • Neo-Network Computing & The Service-Oriented Client

    Google’s Eric Schmidt made the perfect analogy for webware and web-based applications yesterday at O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 conference: “Fundamentally, it’s better to keep your money in the bank than in your pocket.” Schmidt was commenting on the notion that architectural recent developments had now enabled the vision of Ellison’s Network Computer to finally… Read More