Daily note for 6 July 2023

This is a lovely piece by Giles Turnbull and I will be first in the queue for the book when it emerges! https://howteamsremember.com/

“I created Clippy”:

I’ve signed up for and downloaded Threads. I don’t like the lack of a web interface, if I’m honest and it makes a mockery of my no-social-media phone policy. Hopefully one will come soon. It’s also full of a lot of “suggested content” that I’ve not chosen to see and there’s no apparent way to turn that off. Which is a turn off.

John Gruber’s take seems to hit all the nails on their heads https://daringfireball.net/2023/07/threads

“The Local Authority Data Explorer
for the Office for Local Government (Oflog)” https://oflog.data.gov.uk/

“New recurring payments and webhook features available through GOV.UK Pay” https://gds.blog.gov.uk/2023/07/05/new-recurring-payments-and-webhook-features-available-through-gov-uk-pay/

I wonder if there’s a tweak to Betteridge’s law of headlines that states that when the headline ending in a question mark is related to AI, the NO answering it is even more emphatic than normal? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines

“Bringing Digital Skills to Public Purpose Organisations” https://public.digital/2023/07/03/bringing-digital-skills-to-public-purpose-organisations

Someone asked me about CRM today and I was able to point to my answer from 2018 which is still broadly what I think: https://da.vebrig.gs/2018/06/15/do-you-need-to-buy-a-crm/