Localization – Do You Know the Dutch?

Late last year, I was on a business trip to do a keynote speech Amsterdam. Over dinner the night before I was asked a really interesting question – ‘Do you know the Dutch?’ Notice the ‘the’ in the question, I was not being asked if I knew the language, but if I knew the people,..

The Answer to Every Web Content Publishing Problem Is a Bicycle?

A couple of things have inspired this post, firstly Quora’s insistence that the answer to every CMS question is Drupal, (actually more correctly the communities answer to every question) and a chance encounter of a fellow simultaneously riding a bicycle, carrying a suitcase dicing with death in the Oxford traffic. Which kind of encapsulated a few..

Web Engagement – The Emperor’s New Clothes?

Recently I’ve been seeing ‘an examination’ shall we say of the term Web Engagement Management and the acronym WEM. There is a suggestion that it’s a figment of the fervid imaginations of software vendor marketing departments possibly in collusion with certain analysts and that dreadful things should be done to it’s proponents. In addition, this..

First Gilbane Paper and Dirty Plates

August has been a busy month, hence this neglected blog – but I have been unchained from my desk as I am pleased to say that my first paper for Gilbane has been published. In a departure from my normal web engagement wittering, I have the opportunity to get serious with the meaty subject of..