Catchments or Communities?
With amalgamations on the agenda in WA and the super city taking shape in Auckland, I’ve been thinking about how we set local government boundaries. Existing boundaries rarely reflect a considered design but are rather the latest compromise in the battle between the opposing forces of efficiency and community of interest. If we could start with a blank page and logically design Council...
No one ever gets it right all the time. It’s what you do when you get it wrong that defines your brand as a company, as a Council and as an individual. Apple in the US instituted a policy of no cash transactions on iPads with the entirely legitimate intention of trying to avoid blackmarket ‘scalping’ of them in response to the high demand. Fair enough. But when it stops Mrs...
Is the iPad an electronic file? →
No I don’t mean an electronic file, I mean an electronic ‘file’ as in a digital equivalent of the old cardboard folder which let you drag around a bunch of documents so you could get information on a site visit, in a meeting; wherever you needed it. I’ve been in discussions around mobility solutions for documents for quite a few years now. The first problem was...