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Friday thread: On doing things that make us feel good but which don’t work…

Fri 7 February 2014, 2:33pm
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Tweet Benjamin Brattan gave this anti TED TEDx talk in San Diego last year. He’s talking directly to the kind of techno-utopianism that TED often falls into. But this section towards the end might have some useful lessons for Northern Ireland. Consider, following Jim’s analysis this morning, that the Haass talks fall under the category […] more »

The Written World

Fri 6 January 2012, 4:10pm

Tweet Here’s something to keep you occupied over the weekend.  [Will there be a quiz? - Ed]  Possibly…  The BBC magazine has an short and interesting, but un-embeddable, audio slide-show of Melvyn Bragg’s Radio 4 five-parter, In Our Time: The Written World.  The British Library has more online information about the texts and technology featured in […] more »

Hutton: the future in Belfast MUST be flexible

Thu 10 November 2011, 3:01pm

Tweet We’ll be coming back to the Creating a Good Economy conference several times over the next few days… Between Alan, Geoff and Ivor we’ve a shed load of content to share. There was lots of good stuff. Two things stand out: one Arlene’s insistence that the late arrival of the programme for government would […] more »

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