Cassandra

Cassandra, in Greek myth, was a prophet who, after spurning Apollo’s advances (like you do), was cursed to be able to foretell the future and to not be believed. Any innovator should recognise that.

So Cassandra is a blog that looks at the world and asks the questions, “Why are things like this?”, “How could they be better?” and then, “How could we get there from here?”. Part analysis, part rant, part vision, it comes from decades of experience in process, organisational dynamics and strategy.

BBC vs ISP: The Irresistible Force vs The Immovable Abject

One news headline in particular caught my eye today, and it wasn’t the usual “Man Weds Goat” stuff, but one headed, “BBC and ISPs Clash Over iPlayer“, wherein I read with increasing disbelief the words of Simon Gunter of Tiscali, a well-known and largely unremarkable trans-national ISP. After reading same, I found myself provoked, stirred and in a state of generalised arghness. So the following may contain traces of rant.

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