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Ta Ta to Tetley Tea?

Just saw the side of my box of Tetley Tea – now sporting the new label “Tata Global Beverages”. What’s that all about? Someone messing with my tea? Something’s stirring in the markets, and somehow I think it’s more than just my cuppa…

Bloody. Hell. 15-6. Damn. But South Africa deserved it. Just.

The match is over, but the dream remains. England can win again. But this time it was South Africa’s turn. They played better in one single part of play, and that was enough to make the difference in many other areas of the game. What did they do better? Basically, they bonded two men into […]

How to Win in Formula 1? Send an email to your competitors.

As we have seen, McLaren-Mercedes have lost their constructors’ championship points for the 2007 season and will pay a record fine of $100 million USD, the FIA World Motor Sport Council decided today. So, to win the Formula 1 World Championship you don’t need to actually beat anyone on the track. You don’t have to […]

Never buy a Computer for a Woman

After at least six months of “my computer doesn’t work properly” I bought my other half a new MacBook. I admit I’ve been pushing for Macs in the office for 2 years – since I found out how good my Mac mini was. But it wasn’t as if she’d never seen the MacBook, she’d even […]

Another World First for Apple Innovators

I’m getting a picture of Laura Metz, the head of desktops at Apple. It’s coming through the ether to me – big power shoulder pads, possibly in purple; lots of chunky costume jewellery, designer dresses, shiny patent leather shoes but not quite matching accessories. Oh yes, and “thin” is important to her. Where am I […]

Bush: Hoist by his own petard

Second Bush Inaugural Speech, January 2005 So it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world. This is not primarily the task of arms, though we will defend ourselves and […]

I could care less…

Wrong! It isn’t “I could¬† care less” – it’s “I couldn’t care less!” If you miss out the “couldn’t, it actually means you really care a lot… and mostly it isn’t used in this context. This phrase really annoys me, it is abused so often. It’s a joke. And yet people – mainly Americans right […]

Diabetes can improve your life

I haven’t posted for a while as the hospital room I was in had no internet access. I’d like to say I got plenty of rest as a result, but in hospital? With the comings and goings of staff and other patients, nurses and Doctors poking and prodding you – and the condition you brought […]

Who wants the Glory?

Command of NATO forces in Afghanistan is changing hands again. This time the Brits are handing over to the Americans, whose General in charge has earned himself the nickname “Bomber” so we all know what’s coming next. US and British soldiers have fundamentally different attitudes to solving military problems, even when fighting together. The American […]

Bumbling BBC gives away millions to Microsoft with exclusive 2 year viewer lock-in! (Updated)

Yes, it’s true, the Executive of the BBC is giving Microsoft the equivalent of millions in revenue. For free. On an exclusive basis. They don’t seem to have even realised the commercial implications of what they are doing. But this blogger does. The BBC wants to begin offering a BBC on-demand TV over the internet […]