This blog is a personal view of how it feels to be the Vice-President, and then the President, of CIPA. These are my own words, not CIPA’s: tongue-in-cheek, often irreverent, sometimes satirical. They are written for people with a sense of humour, a broad mind and a generous and forgiving spirit. And talking of spirits, they contain quite a lot of references to gin, which I like drinking. If you think you might find this type of writing disturbing, please do not read any further.
Friday, 29 May 2015
A Magni#fficent Mani#ffesto
23 April 2015
CIPA launches its Magnificent Manifesto and CIPA: The Movie with the cartoon trees.The watering can spout has gained a rose, to show
that it is indeed a watering can spout and not just a peripheral view of
somebody getting rid of an evening’s worth of beer.To be clear: the IP in IPA does not normally
stand for Intellectual Property.
Mr Lampert, our Chief Shouty Person, has called the
manifesto and the movie “An Economy of Ideas”.They are quite, quite brilliant.I
am filled with a warm sense of pride, and am almost beginning to look forward
to being President at such an exciting time.There is evidence to suggest that things are now so buoyant at CIPA that
even a year of me will not suffice to deflate them.
24 April 2015
Today is #ff Friday and I have learnt that on Twitter® you can #ff someone on a Friday
and that this is actually a Nice Thing to do not an insult like you would
expect.I try to think of someone I like
well enough to #ff them and who will not misunderstand the gesture and tell me
to #ff myself.After nearly an hour of
#ff-ing around on this I have to stop to spend some time with the #ff
family.I guess I have #ff failed as a