One network to rule them all….aka hypocrisy on stilts

Hypocrisy on stilts: Facebook (closed) celebrating the Web (open). John Naughton writing in the Observer. Even if you’re a casual* Facebook user it’s worth a read. (*casual as opposed to a full on, FOMO user). Starts, “If there were a Nobel prize for hypocrisy, then its first recipient ought to be Mark Zuckerberg, the FacebookContinue reading “One network to rule them all….aka hypocrisy on stilts”

I wonder what they would have made of my Social Media profile?

In August 1978 I started my first “proper” job. By proper I mean a job that meant I had satisfied my university examiners and was fit to be registered with the GDC. The interview process was a bit of a cattle market with all the candidates for dental house officer posts at The London HospitalContinue reading “I wonder what they would have made of my Social Media profile?”

Childhood obesity – another let down.

Here is today’s piece from The Guardian about the the UK government’s “Childhood Obesity Strategy”. The BBC joins in and says, it’s weak and watered down. In April this year I stuck my head above the parapet and said I was not in favour of a sugar tax. I thought it was far too littleContinue reading “Childhood obesity – another let down.”

Sense! There are good reasons not to give up on flossing, despite what you’ve read in the news.

From Quartz The world woke to the smell of burning floss last week, as thunderous applause met news reports that there was, after all, no evidence for dentists recommending flossing. A lot of people, it seems, hate to floss. Some would rather clean a toilet. But don’t throw out all those spools of waxed dentalContinue reading “Sense! There are good reasons not to give up on flossing, despite what you’ve read in the news.”

The Incisal Edge Podcast – Alun Rees talks to Sandeep Senghera

Dr Sandeep Senghera is the founder of ToothPick.com which is now under the umbrella of WhatClinic.com giving him responsibility for their Dental operations worldwide. A persuasive and passionate speaker, he obviously believes completely in technology being at the front of dental customer service – and after a couple of hours in his company I can’tContinue reading “The Incisal Edge Podcast – Alun Rees talks to Sandeep Senghera”

Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?

To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea… cruising, it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot,Continue reading “Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?”