Monthly Archives: September 2010

Whatever happened to the coffee break?

When I started work in what was then Post Office Telecommunications, the group in which I was working always paused for a coffee break mid-morning, and a tea break mid-afternoon.  It was communal, social, a time to swap stories and … Continue reading

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Google saves me time. Gosh, thanks

What must now be a few weeks ago Google launched what they call a search enhancement, Google Instant.  Thanks to the power-crazed programmers of Mountain View, each search I make now takes just a few seconds less (or is that … Continue reading

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The return of dinosaur rock

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Let me explain. In spite of my earnest efforts to interest my two sons (12 and nearly 10) in what could be broadly called rock and pop music during their short lives, … Continue reading

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You’re retired now, so what do you do?

It’s a question I often get asked, especially by ex-colleagues such as at the Genie reunion. The “what do you do” (WDYD) question is one that pervades all working life, and is indicative of our need to categorise and define … Continue reading

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So that was 10 years, what have we done?

The great thing about looking back after a long period like 10 years is you can see more clearly what you achieved, how much has been done since, and how different things really were then.  It’s something you completely miss at … Continue reading

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Genie 10 year reunion today

Later today over 180 people formerly engaged with the Genie Internet project will make their way to a reunion bash at Hammersmith, just a stone’s throw from the office we occupied for three years during the heyday of Genie. I’m … Continue reading

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