Christmas speech by President Mary McAleese

Reading Time: 4 minutes Thanks to the Irish Emmigrant for the Christmas message from President Mary McAleese in both Gaelic and English. __________________________________________________________ Beannachtai na Nollag on Uachtaran Maire Mhic Ghiolla Iosa Guim Nollaig mhor mhaith agus athbhliain faoi mhaise ar gach duine. Agus me ag tosu amach ar threimhse ur mar Uachtaran is mor an phibhleid dom beannachtai… Continue reading Christmas speech by President Mary McAleese

Feeding a customer a line – the use of numbers to deceive in technology marketing

Reading Time: 2 minutes When you buy a PC there is often a list of numbers, with clock speed (number of cycles per second of the processor) displayed prominently. Many people followed this slavishly, when what really matters is real world performance. Because different chips work in different ways you could have the same performance out of a different… Continue reading Feeding a customer a line – the use of numbers to deceive in technology marketing

Putting the faith back into the mailman and a Japanese retail gem

Reading Time: < 1 minute Royal Mail The other day I had to go to the Royal Mail sorting office around the corner from my house to pick up a package. I showed my credit card as proof of signature and identity. I then went about my business, later that day before meeting some friends for a spot of networking.… Continue reading Putting the faith back into the mailman and a Japanese retail gem