Saturday, 10 October 2020

Zooming Again

 

On Thursday I hosted a Zoom meeting. Although I'd used Zoom before that was the first time I'd hosted a meeting. There were only four of us so it was easy to experiment without confusing each other. We pressed every button we could find so I now have quite a good idea how the software works. I plan to hold regular virtual, meetings henceforth, replacing the monthly meetings the U3A Science and Technology Group used to hold on Age UK premises.



Friday, 2 October 2020

Misplaced Faith

 

Depressing stories have emerged about Post Office staff convicted of alleged crimes that had never been committed either by themselves or by anyone else. What had actually happened was that the Post Office computer systems made errors. Gullible managers had assumed that the computers could not have erred. 

Ever since computers came to be used widely there have been cases of people making the absurd assumption that computer systems cannot err.  No one making that assumption should be allowed to hold any senior post in any organisation.