Category Archives: IT

Ada Lovelace, culture and computing

Last month, I attended some of Oxford University’s Ada Lovelace symposium, celebrating her 200th anniversary. The Register has just published my article on this, focusing on her cultural impact. It was fascinating to hear that Lovelace had considered computing’s cultural … Continue reading

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Journalism moment of 2015: visiting a warehouse in Swindon

For me, the best thing about being a journalist is getting the chance to investigate and learn new things. My favourite articles in 2015 were ones where I got to do this. For Guardian Healthcare Professionals Network I found out … Continue reading

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Robo-journalists find pay is better in financial services

There has been lots of coverage of robo-journalists, software that can produce journalism without minimal human involvement. It’s almost as if journalists are worried or something. I can offer some reassurance: the kind of journalism based on doing research, talking … Continue reading

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Cambridge’s eHospital problems and Scotland’s IT projects

ComputerWeekly.com has published my article on Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s problems bringing in eHospital, a £200m IT system based around software from Epic and hardware from HP. While the trust initially reported all was going well, eHospital has … Continue reading

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Decode a GB postcode with Postcode-decode

As a development of my recent work on online maps, I have built Postcode-decode, an online service which tells you interesting stuff about any Great Britain postcode. Instructions: type in a postcode for a location in England, Scotland or Wales … Continue reading

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