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The Tilly Shilling

July 14, 2011 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 1 Comment | Filed in: Uncategorized.

When The Tumble Down Dick was closed in 2008 there were numerous rumours about its future. There was speculation that there may be a mysterious fire (as there was when the Duke of York in Camberley was torched, allegedly), it was going to be knocked down, turned into flats or a car park, or of • Read More »

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Joomla Day UK

March 15, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: CMS, Internet, Joomla, SEO, tech, Uncategorized.

I don’t normally do conferences. That’s not for lack of trying, mind you; there have been a number of events this year, particularly in marketing, where I’ve been keen to attend to get a feel for the direction of the technology in the sector and catch up with some PR & SEO friends. But work • Read More »

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Consumers: Such Contemptable Creatures

January 6, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I’ve always had a problem with the term “consumer”; it’s so simple, so final, such a singularity. Producers produce and consumers consume. And that’s it. It’s like a linear process that is like dumping something on a short conveyor belt and seeing it drop off at the other end. Personally I prefer the term “customer”. • Read More »

I Want to be a Tanker Driver

June 14, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

This strike action by Shell petrol tanker drivers is rather interesting. These truck drivers don’t actually work for Shell but for the haulage firms Hoyer UK and Suckling Transport who are contracted out to Shell. The drivers are members of the Unite union and apparently the union wants these tanker drivers to be on a • Read More »

Selling England by the Pound

June 2, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 5 Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

When I threw down some thoughts here over the weekend about rip-off Britain I was pointing out that the term itself is like a beacon to those willing to make money out of this country. I finished my diatribe by taking a pot-shot at another term, foreign “investment” in this country for the reason that • Read More »

Rip-off Britain

May 31, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I’ve been thinking about the current worldwide price rises in food, oil and energy and in the cost of living and credit going up. It’s happening in a lot of places in the world and for months the UK seemed to be largely unaffected, especially since the USA seemed to bearing the brunt of the • Read More »

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