Reasons to be cheerful – Through the Interface

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Very unusually, for me, I’ve completely re-written this post over the course of the week. At the beginning of the week I was feeling more than a little gloomy about the state of the world – primarily relating to politics, climate change and data privacy issues – but I’m gradually starting to feel more optimistic.

Yes, every single day we see more news related to US and UK politics, but I’m now genuinely expecting some of the craziness to work its way through during the course of this year.

The climate is still a serious worry and will be for decades to come. That said, last Friday our eldest son participated in a school strike inspired by the amazing Greta Thunberg: this generation is starting to take ownership of the situation humanity has built for itself over the last decades. Their action is absolutely critical to changing corporate (and individual) attitudes regarding our abuse of the climate.

During the weekend – just prior to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a…

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