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Denny Muller via Unsplash

The window for relying on pen-and-paper guestbooks or digital marketing forms and booking systems is closing fast; for security, data rights and safeguarding, that’s a good thing…

The clock is ticking: the UK government recently announced collection of contact details for NHS Test & Trace requirements will be mandatory for many venues from 18 September, including:

· Hospitality: pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés

· Tourism and leisure: hotels, museums, cinemas, zoos and theme parks

· Close contact services: hairdressers, barbershops and tailors

· Facilities provided by local authorities: libraries, town halls and civic centres

· Places of worship, including use for events and other community…

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Luis Villasmil via Unsplash

Writing scares us: creating original prose and sending it out into the world is up there with public speaking as one of the biggest adult anxieties.

Outside the familiarity of emails, messaging and forms the prospect of getting down our ideas, beliefs and hidden weaknesses can paralyse even the most determined writer when confronted with empty pad or winking cursor.

As Covid19 shut down more intuitive outlets for social and professional expression, the written word is more powerful than ever if we want to move our opinions and projects beyond shares on social media. How can we break this block?

Let’s rewind, back to when writing wasn’t a choice. …

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Copyright Rockstar Games

Games aren’t what they used to be: I recently reinstalled a copy of the Witcher 3 some five years after I bought it bundled with my then new Xbox One console.

The game hadn’t aged a bit. I plunged into its dark world and complex characters, without a thought for frame rate, graphics chips and all the other things which used to sell units back in the day of Street Fighter, Tomb Raider and Gran Turismo.

I’m not alone in this. My teenage daughter enjoyed the Old West atmospherics and moral dilemmas of Red Dead Redemption 2, but I was interested to then see her dig out and play the first game in the series, originally published for the older Xbox360. …


Gilbert Hill

Privacy Technologist, Entrepreneur, CEO @tapmydata, Privacy Spokesperson @techlondonadv, lapsed Archaeologist, SE London, bass guitar in @Ton50Band

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