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Gartner Hype Cycle for emerging technologies 2006

Started to compose a post on the Gartner Hype Cycle for emerging technologies – except Neville beat me to it. The first thing I would add is that I’m personally not convinced wikis will ever make it out of the…

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In praise of Micropersuasion – the number one Web 2.0 tech blog

Todd Defren has just written a post in praise of Steve Rubel’s Micropersuasion. He pretty much sums up what I think of it. I enjoy reading Steve because he frequently alerts me to new Web 2.0 stuff that I don’t…

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e-Society falls for ignorant stereotypes

Apparently I am living in an area that is classified as E-unengaged and populated by Low technologists. When I read about the e-Society project it sounded like a really good idea. If we are to combat digital exclusion then we…

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Thinking of buying an Epson printer?

Thinking of buying an Epson printer and looking for good customer reviews? Don’t do it. Read this story from PC Pro instead and ask yourself is Epson a company that you would want to do business with. Epson should learn…

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First look at Vox

Just had my invitation to create a new Vox blog. Vox is Sixapart’s new hosted blog which it says is “designed for personal use – it emphasizes simplicity, privacy and building community with family and friends” while “Typepad is designed…

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Hiring a PR agency

I usually really rate what Andrew Lark has to say but I’m puzzled by some of his most recent post on start-ups wanting to spend $10,000 to find a tech PR agency. He doesn’t make it clear if he’s talking…

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Office 2007 rocks – except for the packaging strategy

Tim Danton’s recent editorial in PC Pro has been picked up by Dennis Howlett (AccMan Pro) and Matt Aslett (Computer Business). Interestingly both chose to focus on Microsoft preventing publishers from including open source software on the same CD/DVD as…

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Dell hell Dell rocks

Dell hell is a familiar phrase amongst bloggers griping about Dell’s poor customer service. That’s why I was pleased to see Neville Hobson and Stephen Davies both blogging about how in their experience Dell rocks. That’s my experience as well….

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Spell check firm issues news release with spelling mistakes

We’re all guilty of typos. One thing that we insist on at BMA PR is that news releases (yes we still use them and probably always will) must be double checked by a second person before being sent out. It’s…

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IT PRO is live

IT PRO is now live (since Tuesday evening I think, but I’ve been away). Editor Chris Green has his personal blog at www.chrisgreen.co.uk and he and many of the other writers also have official blogs at http://www.itpro.co.uk/blogs/. Lots of familiar…

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