UK honours Apple’s designer 31 Dec 2011Posted by Tony Law in Cloud, Impact of IT, ITasITis, Technorati.
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Don’t suppose it’ll make most of the headlines, but Jonathan Ive has been awarded a knighthood (KBE) in the UK’s New Year Honours list. Though my paper, the Guardian, in their online report, only refers to him as “designer of the iPhone, iPad and iPod”. Well, we know better!
For interest, the Guardian offers a fully accessible list of the honorands. I found a couple of CBEs for computer science professors (one at what’s now Queen Mary, University of London, where I started my IT career), and a couple of retired Civil Service IT directors, but otherwise remarkably little recognising the UK’s information science capability.
Interesting that, to publish this information, the Guardian has created a Google Docs spreadsheet. No point in inventing your own infrastructure when the cloud can do the job!
• New Year honours list reflects my aims for ‘big society’, says David Cameron, Guardian, 31 Dec 2011
• New Year’s Honours, 2012 …, Guardian datablog, 31 Dec 2011
• 2012 New Year Honours, Google Docs
Christmas greetings! 24 Dec 2011Posted by Tony Law in Uncategorized.
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Christmas greetings to all friends and readers!
There’s a post on the stocks which is a round up of various predictions for 2012. But it didn’t get finished so I’ll post it possibly next week
Have a good break and enjoy the holiday.