Yesterday I blogged on the government announcements that were "leaked" last week. Today an even more radical recommendation on how to help ensure successful transformation of the delivery of public services in the UK has a similarly low-key launch. The recommendation is for those who wish to have responsibility for delivery to work with and through the Select Committees of Parliament to provide continuity of input on "good practice": from policy formation, through pre-legislative scrutiny to performance monitoring
Despite the "Walmart effect" of consumers going on-line for bargains as the recession deepens, Google saw a fall in the number of US users "clicking through" to advertisments in Quarter 2, compared to Quarter 1. This was said to be an effect of economic gloom but I suspect it is more a sign that users are becoming reluctant to click on what they do not know and are migrating from browsing to social networking.
The Voice over IP phishing scams are getting ever more imaginative. Last year I had to disconnect and ring the operator to break the connection to an overseas premium rate call when I accepted a reversed charges call after hearing a faint voice cry help, before the operator cut in. But a call today made my wife's day.