The Duke’s signet ring.

This isn’t tenable, the password count is about to explode. We need better, more sensible authentication and security


Continue Reading September 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

The practicalities of running a laptop on solar power.

If I start the day with a fully charged laptop, I can work for 10 hours and still be on 100%.

Continue Reading July 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm 7 comments

The wrong side of history – where the telcos are now.

The telcos blew it. Their fate was sealed when they focussed more on what governments and their regulators want than their customers. They are, as I said over dinner at MWC this year, “on the wrong side of history”.

Continue Reading December 9, 2013 at 12:21 pm Leave a comment

The network effect

Perhaps Gondolas are like voice-minutes – echos of a glorious past ?

Continue Reading October 21, 2013 at 11:55 am 1 comment

The name of a Rose

WebRTC is heading into this battlefield. So far the standards groups have managed to dodge the issue by leaving the whole matter of signalling as an exercise to the implementor.

Continue Reading May 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm Leave a comment

The Nerdvana of Google I/O

My first impression was of having arrived on the set (or in) an early George Lucas film (THX 1138) – it was very white, white sofas, white carpet, white ceiling.
Perhaps as a result of this thought, I was on the lookout for signs of a dystopian future.
There really were plenty to be had.

Continue Reading July 16, 2012 at 8:28 am Leave a comment

The end of an error.

The lesson here is “Data Trumps Intuitions” . Although if I’m honest we also picked our business model because it was easy to explain to some local risk averse VCs. They didn’t give us the money but we stuck with that plan.

Continue Reading February 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm 4 comments

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