A little something to while away the snow

December 2, 2010

If you are reading this from the UK, no doubt you are struggling into work or working from home whilst waiting for the roads to thaw. My family plus some friends, made an igloo using a cold cooler storage box to create the ice blocks for it – cool – in more than one sense. There’s team work and great imagination for you; and yeah – we had plenty of snow with which to create it.

So here’s a few snippets to help keep you occupied.

So today let’s take a look at: 3 Geeks and a Law Blog.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/. This is a blog written by three  law librarians/geeks (sorry to state the blindingly obvious) and Geeklawblog is an award winner for the third year in a row.  The content is very good. The 2nd December 2010 blog is all about cheap/free gadgets and is interesting to the point where I wanted to upload everything and try them all out 🙂 However – If you have tried any of these apps and want to post back your opinions – you know where to come.

“A simple change in the law could open up online access to the BBC’s archives”. http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2010/nov/25/bbc-archive-online-access-law Stephen Edwards who is Media Partner at Reed Smith LLP,  reported in the Guardian on this potentially explosive  access to a wealth of social history on 25th November 2010. The article outlines the importance of everyone gaining legitimate access, not just to film and TV, but also to radio and photographic archives. We like this!

And we can’t ignore WikiLeaks right now, as they have had a lot of exposure in the news recently. I thought I’d point you to an article from BNET here http://www.bnet.com/blog/business-strategy/bank-of-america-is-not-the-only-company-that-should-fear-wikileaks/957?promo=713&tag=nl.e713

“Bank of America is not the only company that should fear WikiLeaks”. It isn’t just the “skeletons-in-closets” – as mentioned, but ongoing lack of  responsibility to acknowledge bad corporate behaviour or to stop it from happening in the first instance. Money makes the world go around. Read the responses to this blog…..Actually, I’d like to see some leaks on FIFA’s decision that Russia should host the next world cup….just thought I’d throw that one into the mix. 😉

http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/cpi/2010/results

The above link is for Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2010. I’ve given you a visual glimpse of perceived corruption (including Russia) in 2010 on a global scale. This annual report is very carefully compiled using excellence and ongoing professional standards in their methodology. Previous years data are available for comparison. Enough said!

Back again soon! Enjoy your Christmas parties.

 

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