The IPad – I can’t wait

Unfortunately, I am not one of the select few who had the opportunity to get their hands on the new IPad at the recent Apple Launch last week. So my views are based solely on what I have read and seen about the product having watched the presentation by Steve Jobs (what a great marketer!) … Continued

Oh Brave New World…

Continuing my research into Gadgets new (that’s my excuse!), I have acquired the new Kindle ebook reader from Amazon – and I am very impressed. This is not my first foray into the world of ebooks as I have been using a Sony PRS 505 for a year now but the advantages of the Kindle … Continued

A still small vice

As readers of my previous blogs will know, I am an unashamed technogeek. I make no apologies for this – sad as it is for a 50 something chartered accountant – but I like to think it is one of my few vices and mostly harmless, if not, at times, somewhat expensive. One of the … Continued

My take on Twitter

I am a relative newbe when it comes to Twitter. With a modest 90+ followers I am a long way from the likes of @StephenFry or even @BookMarkLee who has written an excellent summary of the way that he uses Twitter. However, I thought that I would add my halfpenny worth to the discussion with … Continued

Selling my old mobile – a salutary tale!

I have fallen foul of the old adage “if something seems too good to be true, it probably is”. In my case it was responding to an advert in the Sunday Times which offers to give you cash for your old mobile phone. Being the unashamed geek that I am, I have recently upgraded my … Continued

The helpful tax man

This is a real reply from the Inland Revenue (UK). The Guardian newspaper had to ask for special permission to print it. Dear Mr Addison, I am writing to you to express our thanks for your more than prompt reply to our latest communication, and also to answer some of the points you raise. I … Continued

Fame at last – of a sort!

So- I have been included in a list. I may have been included in lists before, but they were probably ones which were not of great interest. But this list is the creme de la creme. It is Accounting Web’s Ten accountants to follow on Twitter list. Ok, admittedly I am at number 10 and … Continued