Archive for June, 2009

Better than the dump truck metaphor

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

"The Internet is not a credit card company." From one of the grandmothers annoyed at AT&T for trying to get one over on them, and assuming they're naive and vulnerable.

Public ownership for public institutions – ending religious control of schools and hospitals.

Monday, June 15th, 2009

"The great motto of Mother Mary Aikenhead, who founded the Sisters of Charity, was 'give to the poor what the rich could buy with money.' What better way to live up to this mission, and to make recompense for the wrongs done to children, than to stop taking from the ...

Weird community radio story of the day

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Has to be this one from Australia about FBi, a community station that ran an 'Ask Richard' campaign, calling on listeners to the the attention of Richard Branson, in the hope that he would donate $1m (AUS) to them. They succeeded in getting his attention - when an (anonymous) woman ...

Following the Irish election, at home and abroad

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

This is the first Irish election in many years where I have not been following the results from the counting centre. I remember in 1987 heading in to see the last few hours of the Galway-West count, as Michael D. regained his seat in the Dáil. There's something special for ...