Data is the new oil “Data is just like crude. It’s valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used. It has to be changed into gas, plastic, chemicals, etc to create a valuable entity that drives profitable activity; so must data be broken down, … Continue reading Data is the new what?
Today I took part in a hybrid conversation organised as part of the Wikimania conference in Cape Town. It was an extension of the Towards Openness work that Christian Friedrich and others have been involved in and which I have admired from the sidelines until … Continue reading Towards Open-ish?
A short while ago I became involved in a discussion about whether another language Wikipedia should refer to all places in Scotland by their Gaelic names. I believe that doing this was meant in a spirit of solidarity, but I have strong views on this … Continue reading Languages
I’m internalising a complex set of thoughts at the moment. I originally wrote this as one long piece, but I’m struggling with it, so I’ve decided to chop it up into three separate posts just to get it out of my head. More coherence might … Continue reading Newspapers
So it seemed like everyone had the SPLOT love going on today. Whilst I was waxing lyrical in a meeting with some students, Jim Groom was knocking one out on the blog after spending time with Daniel at Coventry. I was meeting with some students … Continue reading I think I’m going crazy, I’m gonna go radge
A girl smiled at me at the crossing this morning and said hello. She’d seen me a few times going in and out of Argyle House and she’d wanted to speak to me. Last year she came to the Girl Geeks Scotland Leadership event that … Continue reading Monday mornin, it was all I hoped it would be (#femedtech)
Walking up the stairs at work today, carrying my large shoulder-bag, a friend was telling me he thought of me yesterday as he dressed his baby son in dungarees with *7 functional pockets*. This baby can just about master getting it’s hand in it’s own … Continue reading Pockets make me cross
Since tweeting about the Sick Kids Mortuary Chapel Murals opening for Edinburgh Doors Open Day in September this year, I’ve had a flurry of questions and so thought it worth summarising the key info here in bloggy form. What I want to be very clear … Continue reading Mortuary Chapel Questions
A lunchtime conversation today went into all sorts of interesting places, including talking about the history of data. This reminded me of an art project I am very fond of: Dear Data (which then reminds me of the conversation I had with Jim Groom about … Continue reading Quantified holidays
Whilst on a recent holiday to Verona I had the pleasure of snatching a few hours of chat over a drink in the sunshine with Jim Groom, during which he relentlessly argued the case for more use of the WordPress API for syndication and aggregation. … Continue reading “At first I did adore a twinkling star, But now I worship a celestial sun”