Month: November 2013

It’s not about the bits

Mangling a title there from Lance Armstrong. Who, it may be remembered from his book “It’s not about the bike”, made the suggestion that it wasn’t the equipment he was pedalling that made him so successful. The title’s inference of course, being that it was Lance’s special qualities, rather than his ride’s. That book was published in the pre-Oprah …

All Your Data Are Belong to Us

Proper geeks, video-game fans and internet historians will immediately comprehend the title. For the rest of you, leading normal balanced lives, it is a reference to the internet meme originating from the Japanese video game Zero Wing. When released in Europe on the Sega Megadrive, the dramatic opening scene included this cutaway : Pretty clear, you’re in …

Cloudy with a Chance of Bubbles

Today’s subject is the Cloud. The capitalised one, not the dark fluffy thing that spoils picnics. The one that gets technology and business pundits falling over themselves with excitement. Gartner, for example, with their breathless prediction that “global cloud spending will exceed $200 billion by 2016“. Or Juniper research, who opine that “the cloud-based mobile market …