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I smell a rat!

While the sun is out and shining light on the cobwebs in the house I would like to take some time to describe a horror of modern day computing. This horror is akin to having rodents in your house.  They lay claim to part of your house, make nests, breed their young and then they… Read More »

A tale of two biscuits

What is a cookie, some time ago a cookie was only a small biscuit that went very well with a cup of tea or coffee, but since the advent of the world wide web a cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer created by a website that you have visited.  The cookie… Read More »

Broadband or Airband

  In this day and age there is so much talk about the Internet of Things and how much can be done to use it to increase our social , educational and other welfare.  Nowadays our statutory requirements such as paying property tax and making annual returns are also done online.  But for some people… Read More »

I’ll just Login to the Shop and get That

When something is to be taxed and the taxman writes an 89 page booklet on it, then it is possible to say that it has become mainstream. Ecommerce has reached that elevated status and according to the mentioned booklet, electronic commerce (e-commerce) is rapidly transforming the way business is conducted throughout the world.  So what… Read More »

Consumers and designers

If you saw a child carrying around a hammer or even an adult carrying around a hammer and hitting things with it, one would be unlikely to say the person was a master carpenter or that the child would grow up to be master carpenter.  It would not be acceptable to say that a person… Read More »

Fionn Mac Cumhail and the Google of Knowledge

Was Fionn as cool as Google Amongst all the thrilling entertaining and inspiring events that took place during the recent Feile na Bealtaine in Corca Dhuibhne, one vision has registered in my mind. As the fife and drum band were passing over Strand Street there was a woman standing on the side of the street… Read More »

The Digital Divide

We in Ireland, have a digital divide, which is often described as being generational. The first of these two are the people who wish technology, and the global invasion that comes with it, would go away. These people, often secretly, hope that it won’t last. The second are the people who believe that technology is… Read More »