Eoin O’Dell writes about laptop usage in lectures and how usage in his classes isn’t quite as high the US yet, but it’s growing every year. The screens that I’ve seen sitting behind people using laptops in DCU would confirm the that usage often isn’t for taking notes. However, I’ve read the Irish Times in a few lectures before. Continue reading “Reading the Irish Times in lectures”
So, my solicitors and I spent a day in Court with Swords Express, the public transport company I started to provide decent, fast transport to the people of Ireland’s biggest town last year. You only go to Court when there is something really big at stake, and you only go to Court with the government if you think you are very likely to get a favorable outcome. The costs involved are tremendous. The government has limitless resources and is not afraid to bring them to bear. Even for our one-day event and even though no evidence was heard in Court and the State decided to settle on the day, the costs will be into six figures, money which the taxpayer will end up having to pay.