The ability of Steve Jobs to create a reality distortion field to persuade those around him is legendary. In emulating Jobs Michael Gove was hoping the coincidental characteristics they shared in common would stop at Job’s ability to draw adulation and support. He was wrong.
We have all become so used to staring at our little black screens that we believe our mobiles represent the ultimate personal device. Think again. There are now new incarnations on the horizon that will integrate into our daily lives in ways in we can only begin to imagine.
As the barely audible station announcements heaped confusion onto frustration and the station staff admitting to knowing less than me, the last thing I expected was an immediate and informed personal response from the train company via it’s customer Twitter service.
Determined to address the key issues driving health inequality, the government set up a raft of social marketing initiatives targeting smoking, alcohol, obesity and poor diet. Despite years of concerted effort health inequality continues to increase.
‘You are where you went to school’. A familiar phrase, that reflects educational inequality in Britain today. Our private schools account for only a small minority of educational places, yet dominates the backgrounds of those within the ‘knowledge economy’ classes.