Results tagged “internet”

Connect those beyond the estate

By Jon Massey on September 13, 2012 11:34 AM |

SOCIETY_blog.jpgWharfers are two phones people. Married to technology. Glued to drip feeds of information.

I watched a lady on the DLR yesterday - mid 40s, greying, severe jacket, oversize bead necklace, stern gaze through thick-rimmed spectacles - attempting to juggle an iPad, BlackBerry and an iPhone 4s.

bb-nov20-computerWEB.jpgWharfers abandoning their offices during the busy Olympic fortnight could be forced to endure slow internet speeds when working from home, due to soaring pressures on the network.

Next week, businessmen and women from across Canary Wharf are set to swap their daily commute for an alternative schedule centred around a desk much closer to their own front door, as a result of Government efforts to minimise transport chaos around London.

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By Giles Broadbent

The younger generation, we are reliably informed, don't expect to pay for things any more.

Their news, music, films and stuff arrive via the magic of the internet without rubbing grubby shoulders with lucre.

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By Andrew Williams

Like many Wharfers, I am fond of the odd skive. Even if you're running your own business, the thrill of sneaking off an hour early can sometimes be too great to resist. After all, what's the point of being your own boss if you can't make your own rules?

What We're Reading

By Louisa Emery on August 7, 2009 1:42 PM |

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BOOK
The Cosmopolitan Guide To Online Dating,
Georgia Barlow
, JR Books, £8.99
2/5

IN A NUTSHELL
Georgia Barlow waves the banner for internet dating with common sense advice and shameless coercion.


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