Government jargon hit-list

When the Local Government Association put up a list of public sector jargon and their alternatives a few years ago I jumped for joy. Unfortunately they have now hidden most of their web content behind a paywall. Thankfully I found the old pages on

Here is their list. My favourites are ‘predictors of beaconicity’ and ‘mainstreaming’.

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William Gibson and Cory Doctorow at The Cadogan Hall

I was lucky to catch William Gibson speak in London in October 2010.

He talked about his new book ‘Zero History’ and about writing science fiction and writing in general. William is my favourite source of quotes when teaching. “The future is here, its just not evenly distributed” being one of my favourites when I teach social media. And of course he invented the term ‘cyberspace‘. Continue reading