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How much can you learn in 100 hours?

English: Logo of the Massachusetts Institute o...

Logo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Last week I went on a business trip to Boston, to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in fact on what was my first real visit the the USA. I was away from home for a total of 100 hours, yet the impact the trip had on me and the lessons I learnt, made it feel far more valuable than any 100 hours I can remember. Continue reading

Why Cities need a Digital Conscience

 

20 mph residential area speed limit warning

20 mph residential area speed limit warning (Photo credit: freefotouk)

There’s a 20 MPH zone outside my house, it arrived over the last few weeks in dribs and drabs. I’d seen the Planning Notices a few months ago, but of course hadn’t bothered to question or challenge the intentions. And I’ve not heard anyone in my street jumping up and down demanding a slow down to the traffic and since its arrival I’ve not heard anyone extoling its benefits either.

All that set me wondering: why is it there? How was it planned? Where’s the value for money? Continue reading

Big Data – it’s Pretty Big!

The Physical Size of Big Data

 

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