Depressing.. but not surprising – CIOs don’t get open source

I nearly cried over my coffee this morning, after reading this article on which finds that British CIO’s see Open source as ‘not relevant’. As an ex-CTO I don’t find this view surprising, having attended a number of IT conferences in the UK where this attitude was all too familiar amongst the generation of […]

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The Power of Information Report – connecting to the mashup generation

Ed Mayo and Tom Steinberg have completed, their important review of the potential value of Government generated information, when combined with citizen contributed information and tools. The Power of Information review commissioned by the cabinet office, is a very important report in my opinion – noting the value of Public Sector information, but also recognising […]

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iPhone hype – How LBS became mainstream

Great posting at the TUAW detailing the Zaprudering of the iPhone commercials which are running in the states this week. Zaprudering for those not steeped is conspiracy theory is the process of analysing meaning in the detail of a film, and derives from the famous Zapruder film of the JFK assassination. iPhone hype and excitement […]

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Land-Line the end is in sight !

With very little fanfare the retirement of Land-Line the Ordnance Survey’s most important cartographic product was announced yesterday, oddly the main story on the OS website is about a graduate training programme ! Some seven years after the introduction of OS MasterMap, the database focused feature dataset will become the primary product for most of […]

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Google Developer Day – BBC leads the mash-ups revolution..

As a follow up to the Google Developer Day event last week , has a great article on the adoption of mash-up culture at the BBC and their brilliant backstage project. For other content owning organisations BBC Backstage sets a great example highlighting the way that forward thinking licensing of information can really aid […]