Backchat - 20 January 2008

The Spice Girls – Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)

The Spice Girls eh? What a phenomenon, manufactured in a way that only the Poms can. And, back in 1996, it was all about Girl Power. What a beautifully elegant invention: bring together five feisty young ladies — vocal talents optional — board them in a share house, and unleash them on a teeny/tweeny market

Backchat - 5 January 2008

Inn Thing

I don’t think I’m being unfair when I say that hotels have been violently keel-hauled into the IT-centric 21st century. This issue we profile the Smart Hotel trend, and it’s been a long time in coming (the movement not the article). Commerce has been ‘double-duplexing their asynchronous PBX feeds’ for years but hotels have been