Postbureaucrat

Personal blogging by Steph Gray, founder of Helpful Digital and erstwhile bureaucrat

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On experts and amateurs

July 27, 2016

When Stephen Hale blogs about something, I usually stroke my chin and nod approvingly. But there’s something in his latest post – about¬†favouring expert skill over gifted amateurs, the troubles me quite a lot. In practice, if we need graphic design, we either need an in house graphic designer to do it or we need…

Voices in the crowd

December 19, 2008

“Web 2.0 harnesses the stupidity of crowds as well as its wisdom. Some of the comments on YouTube make you weep for the future of humanity just for the spelling alone, never mind the obscenity and the naked hatred.” Lev Grossman, Time Magazine Photo credit: Stephen McLeod Guido Fawkes is switching to a reputation and…