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Wikipedia in political web warfare

As I had reason to opine yesterday, the weapon of the modern politician is apathy & indifference. Armed as these people invariably are, gone are the days of the refrain: “And the best man won!” to be replaced by an expansive, seemingly empty landscape, littered with the fallen, occupied only by the last man standing. […]

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When road tax, red diesel, organic food and bio-fuels meet, Part 3

Diversify or die! Sound advice. The kind of advice many farmers have taken to heart. But are bio-fuels the way forward, or are the farmers just sewing the seeds of their own demise? In the first installment, I looked at the proposed ‘pay as you drive’ scheme and what such a scheme means to the […]

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When road tax, red diesel, organic food and bio-fuels meet, Part 2

What with the British government keen to introduce ‘pay as you drive’ scheme as a replacement to the current road taxation system, what pressures might this new scheme place on the motorist and what directions will they take? Any new laws concerning motorists are always guaranteed to generate some heavy political traffic. So what do […]

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When road tax, red diesel, organic food and bio-fuels meet, Part 1

Here in Britain, there’s a change underway, one that the government hopes will change how motorists travel to and from work. In short, the government hopes to affect social change. My feeling is they will, but not directly, nor in the way that they would have imagined. Road tax out, ‘pay as you drive’ in? […]

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Bin tagging and a small matter of the rubbish of big business…

As I’ve mentioned previously, technology is best used when enabling something or someone. So it appears that the government is intent on getting to grips with the issue of waste by strongly encouraging consumer recycling by employing RFID technology. To this end, the multi-bin system is in full swing and we as consumers are now […]