Why invest in NGA?

Investment in Fibre infrastructure is predicated on finding a sustainable business proposition, one where users value more highly the greater connection speed and quality of service if affords. The demand for next generation broadband will be shaped by the content and services it delivers.

Partnering for Metadata innovation kicks off

I presented at the first leg of the Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network's Partnering for Innovation events in Birmingham today.

Not quoted in Wired

I was very excited to do an interview for Wired UK about Extant's "The Question" installation that Technology Strategy Board invested in. Alas my comments were attributed to Alex Stanthorpe. It seems Wired and the Post Office are determined to call me something else.

FreeRangeFeedback in 2 minutes

This is the first promotional video for FreeRangeFeedback.

Centre for Creative Collaboration launches

I did a short interview at the launch.


GBP5m competition Metadata: increasing the value of digital content

Technology Strategy Board recently announced a £5m investment to help the UK Creative Industries use Metadata to derive greater value from the content they produce.

Live webcast announcement of Metadata competition

On Tuesday 1st June at 12noon, Jeremy Silver and Alex Stanhope are participating in a live webinar in which Technology Strategy Board will be announcing a new competition. Please tweet questions against the hashtag #tsbmeta.

Underestimating the importance of Google Docs

I'm playing with Google Docs Drawings. Not only is the software phenomenally easy to pick up, but like all Google documents it's online. I'm just now starting to understand the profound impact this is going to have on our working culture.

Browser-based: all you need is a web browser to get started; no install, no maintenance, no backup etc.

Collaborative: when you're authoring a document, others can be viewing your work or contributing to it as it's created.

GBP18m competition to address the challenges of file sharing and fibre to the home

I was recently interviewed about an £18m competition we've announced to address some of the challenges highlighted in the Digital Britain report.

What is the Testbed?

How to build Mysql++ from source in Visual Studio 2008

Here are the notes I put together while following the documentation:

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