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Blog Archives: Nigel Phillips

Obesity

When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in…

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God bless America

We have looked at the pay of American CEOs before, but the current levels are drawing comment from everyone who fears for a…

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Death to creatvity

Today is the day thousands of 16-year-olds get their GCSE results in the UK. As they anticipate the new marking system, we already…

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A-Z of Brexit (part 2)

No deal No deal is better than a bad deal, May keeps insisting nonsensically, but the problem goes deeper: if you call everything…

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An A-Z of Brexit (part 1)

If you try to write an A-Z on any chosen topic, you are essentially on a hiding to nothing. It is too difficult…

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Some (more) AI predictions

We have published several articles about computers stealing our jobs; predictions are obviously difficult, particularly in digital technology, where the next big thing…

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Give me your money

Banks are shutting down cash machines and branches. They are forcing you to use their digital payments and digital banking infrastructure. Google wants…

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Death of the high street. Part 64

The slow but steady demise of the high street is killing women’s jobs. 60% of retail workers are women. Working in retail once…

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What is a flat hierarchy?

Particularly common in the tech industry, there is apparently such a thing as a non-hierarchical office and for many people this is an…

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AI still does not exist

It was Arthur C Clarke who wrote; ”Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” It sounds good, but does tend to disable…

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