Personal perspectives on information science, the evolving Internet, delivery of public services online, Web 2.0, the Web of Data, the Semantic Web, communities, folksonomies and more. With an emphasis upon convergence between some or all of the above, and a UK slant.
Ugh. Fingered byChrisandIan. Guess I'd better come up with something then...
Unlike Ian, I absolutely, definitely, and unequivocallyloatheboard games. Actually, (with a few exceptions) I can't muster much enthusiasm for computer games, card games, 'party games', etc either. Beyond (for computer games, at least) a short-lived enthusiasm for the quality of the look and feel, I guess I just don't really see the point... Or maybe I've just never forgiven my (younger, and disgustingly over-paid) brother for thrashing me at Monopoly again and again and again when we were children.
I once spent just over a day in New Zealand, as the National Library asked me to go and I could/would only do the trip if I could attend a child's birthday party one weekend and their actual birthday the next. Luckily, they (the Library, not the child) were prepared to pay for upstairs seats on the plane, so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Ireallymust go back, as it seemed like a great place, there was such a refreshing enthusiasm for cooperating on the problems at-hand, and it was high on my list of places Iwantedto go before they asked me.
Snakes. I'mpetrified. I'm even scared of my daughter making snake-ish hissing noises in my general direction.
As a child, I wanted to be an astronaut. I guess that probably dates me pretty effectively...
My academic background is in Archaeology, but sadly I don't get to revisit it much. The journey from there to here looks exceedingly weird, but every single step along the way made perfect sense.