Tag Archive: Guardian

Jan 06 2009

Asite chairman steps down

Less than a month after Peter Rogers resigned as a director of UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Asite (see post), the company has announced (via the London Stock Exchange RNS) that Colin Goodall is stepping down as chairman. He is also “resigning from the Board of Asite with immediate effect and … Mr Walter …

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Nov 07 2008

Show Us A Better Way – finalists

I have blogged before about the Power of Information Task Force (a UK Cabinet Office initiative) and its Show Us A Better Way competition, which attracted 100s of entries. Well, The winners shortlist has been announced in the Guardian (see also the Free Our Data blog), and the ultimate winner will be announced on BBC …

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Oct 08 2008

Junk the myths

For the past week or more, I have been carrying around a newspaper cutting from the 29 September edition of The Guardian: a Media Guardian article by Professor Jeff Jarvis of the City University of New York (and the buzzmachine.com blog). I’ve finally got round to reading it properly and it’s fantastic stuff. In the …

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Jul 03 2008

A bit of a Web 2.0 day

I spent a fair chunk of yesterday looking at and talking about various Web 2.0 applications, mash-ups and events. It was all started by reading an article on the BBC website, Government launches data mash-up. This led me to look at FixMyStreet.com, an officially-sanctioned project from MySociety.org that allows UK residents to report vandalism, abandoned …

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May 07 2008

Breeding toxins from dead PCs

I am off later this afternoon to Think 08 sustainability event at the ExCel in east London (which I can just see through the haze across the River from where I live in south-east London) – where (time-permitting) I also hope to meet up with two or three fellow bloggers (see iSite post). While on …

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Jan 09 2008

Paperless (or, at least, less paper): catch ’em young

Since construction collaboration technologies first grabbed some peoples’ attention in the late 1990s, there has been a lot of debate about the extent to which such IT tools can save paper, particularly given some professionals’ preference for paper and their resistance to on-screen marking-up and commenting on drawings, etc (see my Moaning Architects post, 3 November 2005). I have argued …

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Dec 05 2007

Drowning in information…

Writing my paper on ICT and sustainable construction last week, I would have liked a quotation I found in Monday’s Guardian newspaper, where the Media section was edited by guest  editor Vint Cerf, ‘architect of the internet’. Cerf asked several influential internet gurus to “Tell me the future” and Peter Norvig, director of research at …

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Aug 24 2007

Rows over Wikipedia edits

The media is full of reports about abuse of Wikepedia by organisations wanting to promote their own cause or that of their clients. For instance, the BBC reports that the office of the Australian prime minister John Howard has been identified as the source of damaging or potentially misleading edits to Wikepedia (two days running I get to write about …

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