Archive for the “Society” category

The web at 25 and a digital bill of rights

By Nick Holmes on March 14, 2014

Much has been made about the fact that the web is 25 years old this month. Certainly, it was 25 years ago that Tim Berners Lee, working at CERN, “invented” the web. But the much more significant date was April (…)

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They’re working for us (dot org)

By Nick Holmes on March 26, 2008

The folks at mySociety are really moving on Society 2.0. mySociety is a charity which builds natty Web 2.0 sites that give people simple, tangible benefits in the civic and community aspects of their lives. It also aims to teach (…)

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Navel gazing

By Nick Holmes on February 20, 2008

There’s too much navel gazing by bloggers – blogging about blogging; but, as my business is legal information publishing and blogs are a key part of that now, I think I’m entitled to gaze deep into my navel. Following my (…)

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The Big Switch

By Nick Holmes on February 8, 2008

More scary stuff. Just 100 years ago larger businesses generated their own electricity. The subsequent development of the electricity grid, delivering electricity as a commodity, profoundly changed business and society. In the same way, argues Nick Carr in The Big (…)

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Law-abidingness – what’s your score?

By Nick Holmes on June 26, 2007

According to a report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies at King’s College, London: The ‘law-abiding majority’, which politicians like to address, is a chimera. The law-abiding majority not only do not abide by the law, they (…)

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Gov 2.0 – power to the people

By Nick Holmes on June 14, 2007

Around the world, the first phase of Government use of the internet is coming to an end with public services and information largely online. We are now at the start of a new era, where Government starts to learn how (…)

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The other half

By Nick Holmes on February 14, 2007

Mark Chillingworth, IWR Editor, blogs about today’s headline-grabbing report Child Poverty in Perspective: An overview of child well-being in rich countries. One of the difficult to live with, but great attributes of this country is that everything is aired in (…)

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