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#oneaday 58:Citius, Altius, Fortius

February 5, 2012


So says the Olympic motto – faster, higher, stronger. Indeed this year’s Olympics could and should do a lot of things for Britain. Much has been written about the legacy vs cost of the whole project and the latest figures to be quoted show a hard cost of £9.1Bn to the UK tax payer.; To […]

#andypayne55: Progress through conversation

November 10, 2011


So FIFA backed down over the Poppy row? Not exactly what actually happened was a diplomatic agreement was made after some protest and subsequent discussion. FIFA’s rules are not actually broken and the FA supported by its chairman the Duke of Cambridge, got acknowledgement that their voice was heard. Poppies will be present on the […]

#andy payne 54: A corner of a field that will forever be England

November 9, 2011


When asked by a good friend last week  in the pub on Bonfire Night [a celebration of the execution of those involved in a Papist plot to assassinate the King of England some 400 years ago], about my views on FIFA’s decision to ban the Poppy from the England football team’s shirts at this weekend’s […]

andypayne53 – Democracy know your [place in] history

November 3, 2011


According to Wikipedia, ‘Democracy is generally defined as a form of government in which all the people have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Ideally, this includes equal (and more or less direct) participation in the proposal, development and passage of legislation into law. It can also encompass social, economic and […]

andy payne52: The day I asked the Prime Minister for computer science

August 27, 2011


I should have written this up at the time, I drafted it, half finished, half dusty. Having just read Eric Schmidt’s MacTaggart lecture from the Edinburgh Festival today, it took me back to a brisk winter morning in Oxfordshire. It was Thursday 1oth March 2011. It turned out that this was a very special day […]

#AndyPayne 51: To be someone is just a wonderful thing

August 9, 2011


I have been silent on the #oneaday  project for too long and yet we are living in the most extraordinary times. Since I last wrote we have seen the unravelling of the Murdoch empire and for most of us that must be a good thing for our democracy. More on that another day though, right […]

Andy Payne: E3 – A kind (of) view

June 23, 2011


It was my first time back in LA at E3 since 2006 and it was both exciting,  stimulating certainly never boring. Would we see the true dawn of a new platform less frontier where the Cloud was all? Or would we see platforms continuing to plough their own furrow, vying for the top development talent […]