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Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 May, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 May, 2018

Good morning Spring is in full fling, and I hope your summer, due to officially start in just a few weeks on Memorial Day, is shaping up to be a great one.  But, please, cast your mind a wee bit further ahead, for the early and late fall, too.  What are you doing then? How […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 4 May, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 4 May, 2018

Good morning A couple of articles for you this week after tonight’s newsletter, one serious and one not quite so serious. The serious article was a struggle to write.  For some time now I’ve been trying to make sense of electric vehicle sales.  They are probably the most talked about new automotive technology ever, and […]

The Country So Special That Other Countries Try to Hide it Away

The Country So Special That Other Countries Try to Hide it Away

Have a look at this map of the world.   Like many other maps, it omits one very special country – a country rated as the most honest in the entire world by Transparency International, and the country the World Bank rates as the best in the world to do business in. Can you guess which […]

Electric Car Sales :  A Tale of Hype and Hope

Electric Car Sales : A Tale of Hype and Hope

If ever there was a promising enormous revolution in passenger vehicle technologies, surely it must be that offered by electric power. An electrically powered vehicle offers huge benefits in a number of areas.  It is a more responsive and more fun car to drive – oh yes, and easier to drive as well.  It not […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 April, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 April, 2018

Good morning Spring is definitely in the air.  Here in Seattle, with temperatures spilling into the 70s, huge headlines proclaimed Tuesday’s temperature to be the hottest since temperature records were first started (the clear subtext being that global warming is reaching out for us all).  The reality was a little less startling when, in the […]

The Difference Between a Good Pilot and a Hero Pilot

The Difference Between a Good Pilot and a Hero Pilot

The incident last week when a Southwest Airlines plane had an uncontained engine failure was massively exacerbated by the astonishing embellishment of having a passenger half sucked out of a window that shattered, before being pulled back into the plane, and then tragically dying of her injuries. For once, it seemed to be ‘just like […]

Weekly Roundup, Black Friday 13 April, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Black Friday 13 April, 2018

Good morning Have you done your taxes yet?  Or at least filed for an extension.  If the former, I hope you’ve a nice big refund coming your way, and indeed, if you are so fortunate, why not, ummm, “invest” it in forming some rich memories you’ll treasure for years to come. This week I can […]

Should Homeland Security (and the Airlines) Hire Facebook and Google?

Should Homeland Security (and the Airlines) Hire Facebook and Google?

The news over the last few weeks has been all about Facebook – how much it knows about us, how it knows things about us that we’ve not told it, how it finds out things about us that we’ve not agreed for it to uncover, and how it shares that information, for a fee, with […]

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