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Month: September 2008

Open and Closed – which is better?


On the Just.My.2t blog, Steve, a self-confessed Apple fanboy (sorry!) puts forward an argument that the two companies Apple and Microsoft traditionally seen as “Closed” and “Open” respectively should be switched. That Apple Computers are more “open” then Microsoft. This article got me thinking not just about Apple Computers vs. Microsoft, but more widely about “Open” and “Closed” software.

The Great Economic Recession 2008

imageHere in the UK the news isn’t good. It’s almost impossible to ignore the news in the media. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock; I’ll recap the last 18 days. We’re in a recession and it’s official.

“Britain is facing “arguably the worst” economic downturn in 60 years which will be “more profound and long-lasting” than people had expected”

Alistair Darling (UK Chancellor) in the Guardian, Saturday 30th August 2008.