The Economist has an interesting article about Silicon Fen, the Silicon-Valley equivalent in...

posted 20 April 2001
The Economist has an interesting article about Silicon Fen, the Silicon-Valley equivalent in Cambridge, UK. It mentions that many of the companies in Cambridge seem "more interested in lifestyle than making money" and making good products instead of going public. What's most interesting is the attitude it takes towards this situation: it seems sympathetic, as if not going all out to make as much money as possible is some kind of flaw for which these companies should be seeking forgiveness. It also points out that Cambridge town planners are putting up quite a lot of resistance to the town being turned into a Silicon Valley clone, which the Economist also seems to think is a major mistake. I'm not so sure.
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My acquaintance (he would probably object if I called him my friend) Matt Elton has put up as...

posted 20 April 2001
My acquaintance (he would probably object if I called him my friend) Matt Elton has put up as absolutely fantastic website. Coming from an inveterate web-snob like me, this is no small praise. The design is somewhat screwy and ad-hoc, but content is clearly king, and his content is clearly very good. It tends towards the amusing, with breaks for the philosophical, somewhat like this site used to be before I decided that being geeky was much more fun. He has inspired me to start writing humour again -- or attempting it. He uses Dreamweaver to do the actual web development, which explains most of the bugginess (for instance the amusing fact that all his external links are just plain text :-) But obviously you can't have good content and superior design, can you? Also, he has very cleverly mentioned both this site and and me on his site, which clearly begets a reciprocal link or two.

And oi, Matt, I wrote an article about science vs religion first.

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