Tag Archives: Northamptonshire

Reforestation, Google Earth Style

By | March 22, 2008

Here’s a very cool way to mix technology and environmental stuff, via the Google Earth Blog. (Interest declared: It’s part of the NEWtrees project, the brainchild of my publisher and friend Mark Hanusz): The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) offers you the opportunity to buy a tree which will be planted in a rainforest in Sebangau National Forest in… Read More »

Leaving The Bad News Trail

By | March 6, 2007

You can understand sometimes why people think old, mainstream media don’t get it. As journalists we’re trained to really cover bad news. It’s a cliche, but it’s true, though up until recently only born-again types or folk with dandelions in their ears would say it: The way traditional media covers society is deeply skewed towards the bad. Take… Read More »

Scams, Dialers And Urban Myths

By | December 2, 2004

When is a scam a scam or an urban myth? Dinah Greek of Computeractive writes that Britain’s premium rate line watchdog is being inundated with calls from worried consumers about scams that turn out to be untrue. One email warns of a scam that says people have received a recorded message on their phone informing them that they… Read More »

News: More Broadband For Cute Sounding Villages

By | November 26, 2003

 I wrote a few weeks back in my column about how a village in Northamptonshire, England, overcame the failure of the national carrier, BT, to install broadband by building their own Wi-Fi network. Neighbouring villages have taken a different route.   The BBC reports that Middleton Cheney, Byfield and some other Northants villages will have access to a… Read More »