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What happens to SVG now ?

With todays purchase of Macromedia by Adobe – what is the future for SVG. For me Adobes support of SVG was a lifelife to lukewarm support from the rest of the industry which supported flash as a platform for developing interactive graphic applications. SVG offers potentially much more than flash for developing data driven applications […]

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More on Open Geodata

I went along yesterday to the Open Knowledge Forum meeting on Open Geodata in London. Overall I was very impressed by the debate, apart from a couple of exceptions we seem to be moving the arguement away from the simple “free data good, charging for data bad” mantra – in particular Roger Longhorns’ presentation was […]

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Technology Thoughts

Is that a gadget in your pocket …

Silicon.com reports that the average London commuter carry’s £500 ($1000) worth of electronics with them on their journey to work. It’s easy to see how this all adds up, and I’m often packing a mobile phone, blackberry, ipod and powerbook whenever I travel. What ever happened to device consolidation most of the above devices functions […]

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Would you like a iPod with that..

No surprises but the 1,650 first year students at Duke University supplied with a ‘free” iPod to help with their studies are not using them as hoped for to enhance their academic studies – no they are using them to listen to music – shock !! A few language students are using them to play […]

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Back-up or else

Spent a lot of yesterday trying to recover our neighbours teenage boys ibook and then his ipod following a hard disk corruption. Quite a lot of data was lost in both places as a result of some damaged sectors on the ibooks hard disk. The disk problems needed a reformat and re-install of OS X […]