What Sparky Wants for Christmas

One of the most rewarding things about working with someone like Olive is we inevitably get to know one another. That’s the nature of the learning process; you chat and discover those apparently insignificant things that somehow knit themselves together to form the fabric of a shared experience. It’s a similar dynamic to the conversations

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FaceTime at Medicine Bakery

Let’s Not Talk About Us Actually

2019 is a pivotal year. The end of one decade and the beginning of another. A good time to evaluate the fruit of seeds sown in the recent past. Some, beautiful though they may be, are invisible to the naked eye. Or at least are easy to overlook. Better to fall into silent observation than

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Taling Learning

Parlez-Vous human?

As a student, I did a year-long internship at the French engineering company Alstom, just north of Paris. It was the mid-1980s and an interesting period in the computing industry. For example, I saw one of the first demonstrations of an 802.5 compliant token ring local area network at the Tech Expo in Le Bourget.

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The Butterfly - from Happy Hub

When Butterflies Spread their Wings

The Priceless Gift of Serendipity We often talk about the serendipitous nature of conversations that lead to meaningful innovation. We also like to talk about the system magic that happens when lives touch. We first met Yinka Suleiman 3 years ago at a Community Resilience workshop sponsored by Birmingham City Council and a local forward-thinking

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Our Brummies in Abuja

Serendipity Is Priceless A new wave of wellbeing is being fueled by tech-savvy creatives with a passion for social justice and a shared vision of a better world. Their mantra is “do good things, keep moving and stay in touch.” It’s communities doing what they do best and leveraging digital tools to accelerate impact. In

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Web

Time for a New Web

A good time to pause This year’s Dimbleby lecture by Sir Tim Berners-Lee was extremely thought-provoking. He spoke with calm, erudite passion about the need for a mid-course correction to the current direction of travel of the internet. The technical insights were fascinating, as would be expected from the man credited with one of the

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