Tom Watson on opening UK postcodes: "I like to think that the liberation of public information in re-usable formats using open standards is an agenda shared between progressives in both Labour and the Liberal Democrats. At the heart of the debate is a profound belief that citizens should have a greater say over the public services they use."
Does the iPhone app store actually sell that much?: "This isn't to say that the iPhone App Store is a failure. In fact, I'd argue it's been a huge success in making the iPhone significantly more valuable. But as evidence that there's a huge market out there of people willing to pay for content if it's just packaged up nicely? There's just not enough there to be convincing."
Coping with change on Scrum projects - advice for testers: "With concepts such as TDD and BDD, the testing effort has shifted from a traditionally tail ended process to a front ended process and as a result quality is built in right from the start."
How to present whilst people are twittering: "Presenting while people are twittering is challenging. But isn’t it better to get that feedback in real-time when you can do something to retrieve the situation – than wait till you read the evaluation sheets a few days after the conference – and find that you bombed?"
Simon Maddox has very kindly published the stats from his 0870 app for the iPhone; not sure if it's reasonable, but I found it quite shocking that an app which was downloaded and used to such an extend generated so little in ad revenue ($680.82 in two weeks);
Sketching in hardware: "We are coming from years of passiveness to the possibilities of designing and modifying pretty much everything around us"