Archive for March, 2005

Why every penny counts.

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Each year something like 2 million children die from dehydration caused by diarrhoea. Usually their lives could have been saved by a course of Oral Rehydration Therapy – 5 small sachets of sugar and mineral salts mixed with water at a cost of just 7 pence each. If you see a small coin on the […]

Art Galleries

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

Art galleries must be fun places to explore and there must be joy in learning and above all, discovery.

BBC Impartiality

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

I was half asleep when, unless I was dreaming, the BBC radio 3 news broadcaster came out with “The chancellor, Gordon Brown is expected to announce pre-election handouts to poor and low income families.” The emphasis from the radio announcer seemed to be on the phrase ‘pre-election handouts’. I was left feeling that the chancellor […]

Why is it so hard to buy good computers?

Saturday, March 5th, 2005

Obviously building your own is the way to go, but as I have terrible eyesight and no time it seemed sensible to go to a computer manufacturer. They know about hardware so I reasoned this should save me the time picking up information on compatibility. For exactly this reason a friend who builds low spec […]