Google is Your Menu

Last week, some of us finally made, a search engine as your interface to the UK government. Have a go, it’s actually quite useful. It’s a bit of an in-joke, but makes a simple point well; these days everyone finds everything by Google. Normal people don’t go to fat, carefully crafted “web portals” like […]

How many people will you influence this afternoon?

There’s one strange thing which makes the job of writing software quite unlike any other sort of artisan. You can finely craft something just once, yet thousands, even millions of people end up using it. Four years ago, I spent maybe ten evenings making the first version of a useful tool that I wanted myself. […]