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Advertising Authorities Over-Protect Children

Posted 24 November 2016

News this week that the Heinz food company in the UK have been forced to withdraw a TV advertisement have raised question about the lengths to which advertising authorities will go to protect children.

The ad featured pictures of children having fun using empty bean tins as drums.

This sorry episode raises two important considerations.

The first relates to the culture we’ve created when it comes to norms of behaviour.

We’ve established a culture of political correctness in this country in which even the slightest... Click for more

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Even when Paul was facing some tough situations – and he certainly led an interesting life (!) – he refused to give in to discouragement or frustration. Paul had learned a vital lesson. The word translated 'believe' here is actually the same word as the one we translate as 'entrusted'. What Paul is saying is this: 'I know the one I've entrusted everything to, and I... Click for more

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If you were a school teacher grading the performance of some of the most promising technologies of 2015, you’d have to mark an ‘unsatisfactory’ beside some very big players.

One year ago, augmented reality was expected to emerge near the top of the class for the year ahead. It failed miserably. You can pick up Google Glass, or any of its derivatives, for a song on eBay.

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