Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Selling Off the Family Cabin

People are decrying the sale of ARM Technologies to the Japanese; however, that's how Israel has one of the fastest rising economies in the world - they create new IP, build it, sell it off (usually to America) and then get to work on the next IP. It probably has something to do with them having the one of the highest number of PhDs per head of population; producing more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin; having the largest number of startup companies globally, second only to the U.S.; being No. 2 in the world for venture capital funds, right behind the United States. Selling off the family silver is not a problem if you have a silver mine.

What with Brexit having trashed a large segment of UK science funding, perhaps the pundits are right about not selling off ARM, as we're not going to be very good at creating university spin-offs from now on. We'll just have to settle for being number one in abusing foreigners and nostalgia for Empire.

The 2nd cabin is progressing well, especially with the advent of the good weather:

Roof trusses go on tomorrow and Friday.

If anyone wants a bespoke cabin built, then let me know and I'll put you in contact with Colin. He absolutely loves building them and would be happy to spend the rest of his working life doing it. However, you must want one built within a reasonable commuting distance of Old Sodbury.


  1. Has Colin got an equally capable and enthusiastic brother (or sister) living a bit closer to us?