5 things I learned from two days using spreadsheets

Many of you may work with spreadsheets on a day to day basis, you’re probably able to reflexively type your favourite snazzy formulas and have that artistic knack for functionality and aesthetics which results in a good spreadsheet. I, however, haven’t touched excel since high school when, if memory serves me right, I basically failed …

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‘Individually you don’t know what you’re doing collectively’

I’ve just read The Circle by Dave Eggers on the recommendation of Pete Phillips from the #MediaLit17 Conference I’ve just blogged my way through. ‘Prescient, scary, unputdownable.’ The Times got it right with that comment. With no chapters, only three ‘books’, I raced through this book with seemingly unquenchable curiosity — what would happen? would Mae copee? …

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#MediaLit17 Chronicles 19: Digital Destinies

The final session, before the concluding devotions, is reflecting on the whole week. Karen has tweeted out a storify collection of the #MediaLit17 tweets on Twitter. We spent some time discussing in groups our reflections on the week. One group observed that it’s important we operate with discernment and a desire for balance. This was …

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#MediaLit17 Chronicles 17: Flinging Stars into Space

And…. here we are! The final morning! We are kicking off with the enigmatically entitled ‘Flinging Stars into Space’ with Pete Phillips. Controvesial statement to start with while expressing a love of technology: I no longer wear an apple watch because it is a dead technology. For Pete, the digital is all about what it …

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#MediaLit17 Chronicles 16: “Hacking Church”

#MediaLit17 Chronicles 16: “Hacking Church” We went to the pub and spoke to a couple of local Methodists who operate intentionally with a “hacking mindset” to approach church life and engage with mission. This was a great and long conversation, and given the nature of it I’d struggle to adequately represent the whole conversation but …

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#MediaLit17 Chronicles 15: Presentations — Part 2

We come to the second slot of presentations! Briefly, we had presentations on: Consuming and responding to the Media: Given that Jeremy Corbyn did better than expected, is it fair to say that the power of the media is finally over? Heard about the recent terror attacks through social media. The Church of England often …

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