A UK without others?

The World Without Us” is a book that “explains how our massive infrastructure would collapse and finally vanish without human presence; what of our everyday stuff may become immortalized as fossils; how copper pipes and wiring would be crushed into mere seams of reddish rock; why some of our earliest buildings might be the last architecture left; and how plastic, bronze sculpture, radio waves, and some man-made molecules may be our most lasting gifts to the universe.” by Alan Weisman.

Given the discussions about immigration, xenophobia, has anyone seen any good long form writing about a UK without immigration or immigrants along similar lines to Weisman’s book?

Of course, if you go back far enough and don’t pick an arbitrary date, it’d just be a lot of trees and no people, which is, incidentally, where Weisman’s book ends…

posted: 23 Dec 2014

Agile and Future Governments


There are two bits of the UK Government that have shown clear beneficial results from a wholescale embrace of agile methods: the Goverment Digital Service and GCHQ. Both are technically focussed organisations (there are a large number of other differences).

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posted: 18 Nov 2014