Author Archives: David S Taylor

Population explosion

There are going to be more Lego people than human beings by 2019 (Peter Spence, City AM). But the surprising thing is that the mini-figures have only been around since 1978.  No offence to Lego – it feels like longer.

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Dirty cash. Mucky tablets. Filthy phones.

Germs are everywhere this week.  And I mean everywhere. Still reeling from the revelation that Britain’s new plasticky bank notes will provide a cosy home for E.Coli and MRSA bugs, the UK is again rocked to its core today by … Continue reading

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Bypassing politics won’t work

Today Sir John Armitt proposed the creation of an independent body to tackle Britain’s poor record on the planning and delivery of major infrastructure projects. Sir John has a strong pedigree, having chaired the Olympic Delivery Authority for the 2012 … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

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It’s not rubbish that needs more room

It’s easy to fall out of the habit of blogging.   Eric Pickles has enticed me back to the keyboard. Communities and Local Government Minister Eric Pickles wants to tackle the menace of multiplying bins on our streets.  He has … Continue reading

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Booming London gets new lines

More trains are coming online  – but plans for more planes are still up in the air. Yesterday the proposed routes for Crossrail 2 went into public consultation.  This £16bn project will create fast new north-south connections through the capital. … Continue reading

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Can you keep a secret?

As more of life goes digital, data security becomes a bigger and bigger issue.  We’re all learning that data is a lot more than numbers.  It’s our bank accounts, our medical records, our love letters and, in the age of … Continue reading

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