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Going our own way...

The Scottish Government have decided to introduce a bill to reverse the House of Lords recent judgement on pleural plaques, and give sufferers some chance of compensation. This will mark a difference in Scots law, and English / Welsh law on the subject, and would have retrospective effect to the date of the House of Lords judgement.

As Scots Law News (709) says though, it's unlikely that the money involved will be huge...but at least it'll allow those who face the prospect of a horrible disease developing the satisfaction of acknowledgement of their condition in some way.

No timetable for the introduction of the Bill as yet.

Facebook again

Well, they've responded quickly, as usual...do you think their motto's a variation of Googles?

"Do only the evil you can get away with, but if anybody's upset, fix it"?
Not really so snappy, but they do seem to be quite quick with their responses to issues...even if it was an odd concept in the first place.

I'd go nuts if a site decide to share what items I was buying, and where, with a loosely connected network of friends, colleagues, and people-I-went-to-school-with, who-don't-understand-that-there-are-good-reasons-we-lost-touch....

Facebook..for EVER!

I knew it was a bad idea signing up to that thing! :-)

I did know about not being able to delete your account, but it's one of those things, you only want to be able to do it in concept, you want the option, but might well never use it.

I know I wouldn't actually bother deleting my MySpace, Bebo or Facebook accounts, mainly because I occasionally get contact from people through them, there's nothing on them that's 'dodgy', and they're an amusing way to while away some time sometimes (but would people puhlease stop trying to turn me into a vampire on Facebook?!!?).

But what about those people who signed up with their 'proper' name, then reconsidered their membership later? I know of people who've adopted a child, and don't want the childs 'interesting' family to be able to find them after...how do they get themselves off it? Or the people who've unfortunately become the object of some over-attentive online friends obsession?

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la-la-la-la...

For various reasons, including the library move, a pile up of work, and personal issues, mean I've not had a chance to blog lately.

Hopefully over the next few days I'll get time to write up the course I went on on Friday the 9th November, "Practical Uses for Web 2.0 in the Library Environment" with Phil Bradley...until then, back to the huge cataloguing pile, the current awareness backlog, and wondering why the partner at the desk next to me seems to have brought a windsurfing sail into work....