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‘We have a communication problem’ - it’s a lament I’ve heard constantly throughout my career.
I am grateful to the Gazelle group of FE Colleges for introducing me to the concept of the T-shaped learner over two years ago. I have found it useful on many occasions in attempting to get to grips with the ‘digital skills’ debate.
Chris Yapp wonders whether recent problems in the tech industry could be seismic foreshocks presaging a coming quake in global technology stock prices.
What is the status of Moore’s Law? In a recent analysts call, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich stated that the timescales were moving from 2 to 2.5 years for the doubling called for by the ‘law’. In fact back in 1965 the original was one year and revised to two in 1975. So, one thing it isn’t on a par with is relativity or gravity.
The prospect of Brexit makes Chris Yapp wonder whether older language and operating system skills might suddenly become highly prized as organisations begin to investigate their software.
Chris Yapp explores the interplay between politics and technology, and casts his eye forward to BCS’ 70th anniversary and the 2027 UK general election
A riled Chris Yapp gazes at the hype surrounding AI and suggests that the headline writer’s vision of 2050 may be completely and utterly wrong.
There has been a long-term trend of turning services into self-service and allowing the user to drive the process in many parts of the economy.
The curious incident last week of a ‘panic’ over alleged shots being fired in Oxford Street, that never happened, has an interesting historical precedent. There has been a lot of concern expressed that social media is to blame, and some particular celebrities with large numbers of followers are alleged to have stoked the panic by, in effect, validating ‘fake news’.
Chris Yapp remembers the ever excitable and inspirational scientist and raconteur, Professor Heinz Wolff.

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