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You know where you can stick that idea

January 7, 2012

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Developing a new product inevitably throws up many ideas. We could add this feature, perhaps it could work with this service, lets plug in this API and store data in this particular way. Capturing these ideas is vital (c.f. the episode of Mad Men where Paul Kinsey forgets a great idea he had, and everyone […]

Real names vs. pseudonyms

January 7, 2012

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There’s been a debate recently about services specifying you sign up in your real name vs. pseudonyms (or even anonyms) in social services, highlighted here by one of my favourite bloggers. Facebook leads the pack of real name services, insisting individuals can only have a single profile, while Twitter epitomises pseudonyms, you can be whoever you want, […]

Earning the right to a title. What is an expert?

January 7, 2012

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I was at a wedding over the weekend, and when asked ‘what do you do?’ I generally replied: ‘run a small business’. I consider myself an entrepreneur – I quit a well paid job and great career path to work on HipSnip – but this is not something I generally describe myself as. Because I believe […]

The many different applications for HipSnip

January 7, 2012

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It would be strange if I wasn’t excited about my own start-up, but really, I am getting more and more excited as we get closer to launch. Why? Because I realise there are far more use cases for what we’re doing than I originally thought. This was highlighted by a competition I applied for last […]

Ericsson Application Awards guest blog post

January 7, 2012

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Below is a copy of my guest blog post for  and their Ericsson Application Awards. (But they edited out my von Neumann quote for brevity on their site). Link to the article here ‘It would appear that we have reached the limits of what is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful […]