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Another Alternative to Amazon

May 8, 2013 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Books, business, philosophy.

With the threat of our beloved and run-down pub, the Tumbledown Dick, being turned into a McDonald’s restaurant somebody pointed me in the direction of a very interesting book – The McDonaldization of Society. The book, first published in 1993, is written by sociologist George Ritzer and looks at the increasing rationalisation of the world • Read More »

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Hive: Books Arrived

February 16, 2013 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Books, business.

As previously posted, I was recently looking for an alternative to Amazon. The thought process came about after I was accused, quite reasonably, ¬†of putting money into Amazon’s pockets when there were serious questions to be asked about their ethics and morality. The main points of contention are that: 1) Amazon have been accused of • Read More »

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Accelerando

October 10, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: business, CMS, design, Internet, Joomla, philosophy, SEO, tech, Zen.

28th day of August, 2009: For more than a year I’d been involved in a hefty Joomla! project, migrating a large 1.0.x website to the 1.5 version of the CMS. Having been far more involved in the SEO and editorial arts of the web in recent years, I’d lost touch with my artistic side, the • Read More »

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