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Needles In The Hay #10 - A Few Links Worthy Of Your Time

Samuel Thompson - Monday, April 23, 2012

—( ‘Do you love reading?’, with thanks to Fiduz )—Each week I put together a collection of a couple of articles, ideas and innovations that I've come across in my attempts to digest all of the information on the internet. These are some of the ones that really stood out.

Enjoy.

// What ever happened to Business Link?

While Business Link had already disappeared by the time I got involved in TAG! it remains a name that I come across now and again. It clearly had a large role to play before it so suddenly disappeared, and this piece from Elliot Forte on CLES demonstrates just how surprisingly large that role was.

// Broadbanding the UK

Not quite sure how I missed this one, but it looks like free public wifi and super-connectivity will be spreading across some of the big cities in the near future. It's all part of the government-led drive to supply 90% of the Uk with super-fast broadband by 2015.

// Away With Sunday Trading!

Plans to liberalise Sunday trading over the course of the Olympics have caused widespread anger amongst retail organisations who are keen to point to the pro-big business / anti-small independent nature of this decision.

Caught between a consumer and a trader mindset I'm not entirely sure where I stand on this one, but definitely worth reading up on. A few articles to start with: the Olympics' Sunday suspension plan, how retailers feel and the macro view.

// Hyper-local Classifieds

Apparently a world first (their claim, not mine), Ginjex provides an online platform for hyper-local classifieds. I can't think of many occasions when I've used classifieds, but still something that I'm adding to my bookmarks.

Your Moment Of Zen

// This is how I secretly imagine local bookshops to be

A short story detailing a phenomenon we all secretly suspect: that bookshops are indeed all run by a highly secretive cabal of wonderful eccentrics.

Have you come across any links you'd like to share?

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