Librarianship, public relations, and all points in between. Merriment and what-not. But why ‘acquis’?

A storm in a pint glass

Does Tim Martin have a point in closing down Wetherspoon’s social media channels?

Too good to be forgotten?

How far do we have to go to remove all traces of our previous indiscretions?


No, not that sort. Actual baggage. Bags.

Old Dog, Old Tricks

Sometimes, you have to go back to basics.

The State of the State of the Profession Survey

My thoughts on this year’s findings.

Whose data is it, anyway?

And why are we so willing to turn a blind eye to what happens with it?

The V6 Experience

Virgin Media’s Quickstart process is missing a few steps…

Technology will set you free

Actually it will do no such thing, but it’s the lack of thought that counts.

Spring clean, sprung

My new home, but with some unboxing to do.

Sheffield Snow

View from the office.

(You can tell it’s Sheffield because of the tram.)

Sign in my hotel

For want of a letter, the meaning was lost…


Or, why are IT people so crap at communicating?

So many fishies…

I’m thinking of thinking of calling her right
after my afternoon nap.
I’m thinking of thinking of sending her flowers,
right after Bonnie gets back.
So many fishies left in the sea,
so many fishies – but no-one for me…
I’m thinking of thinking of hooking a love,
soon after supper is done.

G’Kar, Babylon 5 (Parliament of Dreams)

God helps those…

‘Tis the season when CIPR region and sector groups look for new Committee members. Want to help?

A crisis of identity

Is it time for a rebrand, I wonder?

Work versus fulfilment

I’d probably do much more if I didn’t have to work for a living…

Corporate memory

What happens to organisations when long-serving employees step down?

Dear Diary…

Sometimes, things should just work. When it comes to calendaring, they often don’t.