The World of Crime

So you’d like to… know what’s happening in the world of crime – a fine Amazon.com list put together by Janet Sue Terry, author and, apparently, qualified to put this list together as an avid reader. Hmm. Now, call me a cynic, but if you look through the list you’ll find the top 25 books recommended by this author to bring you up to date on the world of crime includes ‘Criminal Histories‘ by Bill O’Dea. Now, I’m not disputing

Read more

Lost in the Post

The current debacle with the Government losing the personal data of more than 7 million families, conveniently burned on to two CDs, really leaves you wondering how close to the incompetence of PARANOIA Service Groups we are. Against procedure someone asks for information in a hurry, which someone else capitulates to by burning it on to a couple of disks and then sending through unregistered posts… you couldn’t envisage this level of incompetence if it wasn’t actually happening. Data relating

Read more

Intrusive Advertising

The Personal Digital Companion – what a marvellous tool for communicating, keeping notes and staying on track for those important appointments. A Troubleshooter depends on his PDC as a portable portal into the digital world of Alpha Complex. Naturally, service groups like HPD & MC and PLC make the most of access to PDCs as a personalised channel for unobtrusive and carefully selected advertising. I just installed an advertising widget from Amazon.com that generates a tag cloud of products relevant

Read more