Simon Brew

Lies, damned lies and statistics

by Simon Brew on 13 May 2010 in One More Thing

Beware of surveys you read in newspapers, warns Simon Brew, because the people who gathered the data aren’t always truthful with their findings. It was Vic Reeves who famously declared that 88.2% of statistics (or something like that) were made up on the spot. It was a point brought home to me when a PR [...]

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Rage against the brand

by Simon Brew on 13 May 2010 in One More Thing

Simon Brew followed the battle for Christmas number one with interest. Until it became clear that The Muppets weren’t going to win… Ever since the result of The X Factor became the determining factor in deciding the fate of the Christmas number one, I’ve never owned the song that’s hit the festive top spot. I’d [...]

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I don’t want no freedom?

by Simon Brew on 13 May 2010 in One More Thing

Fed up with the growing cost of technology-based services, Simon Brew discovers that there is such a thing as a free lunch, and it’s called Skype. I like things that are free. I do subscribe to the notion that there’s no such thing as a free lunch in principle, but that hasn’t stopped my one-man [...]

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Let’s get this party started

by Simon Brew on 13 May 2010 in One More Thing

Simon Brew Who could have predicted the tragic turn of events when Stephen’s mummy and daddy threw a party to celebrate the debut of Windows 7? One October day, Stephen woke up particularly excited. Stephen didn’t want to go to school today, because he knew that very afternoon he would be going to a very [...]

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