Today I had the pleasure of spending my lunch break chatting with Crafty Devil‘s Rich Dale about the upcoming demo of their Planzai web app at Showcase. I was aware that they had been working on a tool aimed at helping up and coming bands and musicians get off the ground, what I actually saw simply blew me away. Continue reading
An off the cuff response to Mark Nagurski following a comment he had made on my recent post “Invented here syndrome; Demand attention” led me to waking up one morning at 5 am with a crazy plan. I have spent the last number of days formulating and developing that plan further. So here goes.
What is it with the Northern Ireland/British psyche that we are inclined to be derogatory about stuff, policy, ideas, innovations and such like that are thought up within the confines of ‘our wee country’ or the shores that make up these islands?
We fail to support and nurture that talent and believe that it is good enough to play on the national stage, never mind the global one. Couple that with the penchant for feigning over things thought up in other countries and you have well and truly got on my goat.
Rory Cellan-Jones blog “Attention, please, for UK startups” hit a bit of a raw nerve when I read it. To say I was incandescent with rage is a huge overstatement. I was certainly remotely perturbed at what he was saying to say the least.