With my great age comes a certain pernicketiness and selfishness with my time and how I spend it. I am done with ‘conferences’. I am no longer willing to be a 6-hour spectator of the sheep dip of sponsors’ talks with their tops fives, lessons learned and must-have tools – the sum total of learnings…

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What a difference a day makes? I spent just one day at websummit this year (Weds) but it was enough to remind me why I’ve stayed in the web industry for nearly twenty years. A recent freelance project had left me reeling and seriously contemplating retraining in something completely different maybe medical/legal.  It was that nasty mix of…

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So I watched RTE’s Saturday Night Show with Brendan O’Connor last night for the first and last time in my life. I’m not really sure where in Ireland or in which decade the host lives but I live in an Ireland where the President of the USA deserves a bit more respect than to be…

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So the general public and music industry are united and up in arms together about U2’s album launch a.k.a. free distribution via iTunes. The album was not free, it cost Apple $100m which then allowed Apple to gift it to its 500 million users. A couple of points: U2 sold themselves short by accepting $2…

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Yet again I find myself starting a blog post thinking ‘I’m not really this cynical but…’ If I were launching a movie about some personal content going AWOL in the cloud, what luck to have an enormous scandal centred around the very same theme of my movie?  Not to mention the added boon of said personal…

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So Garth Brooks stuck to his ‘5 or none at all’ ultimatum and will not be joining us on the rock as planned later this month despite having friends in far from low places. Over the past week we’ve had: A comment from the Taoiseach (yes our Head of State) live from Berlin on National television about the…

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Every four years, every two years, every year, every season, every week there’s a football tournament, championship, premiership, league and/or game that’s just so important. I just can’t stand it. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the beautiful game, I do. Watching professional sport is poetry in motion compared to the hours spent on the…

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It has been rough reading, listening and viewing over the past week. We learned of a mass grave of 800 children who were literally dumped into a septic tank and then last night’s repeat of the excellent Prime Time investigates documentary, Anatomy of a Scandal, told us about illegal medical trials conducted on vulnerable infants by highly revered medical…

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