The background picture is of the Old Bridge Pontypridd ,built at the fourth attempt over the River Taff, South Wales by William Edwards in 1756. It was a miracle of engineering and innovation and is still standing. It was the longest single span stone bridge in the world for 40 years and I like it as the background image for What’s the PONT.
What’s the PONT is about learning. The things I’ve learnt or find interesting and want to share with a few friends. Pont is the Welsh for bridge, and ‘What’s the PONT’ is also just that, a bridge. I’m interested in learning and sharing knowledge for the greater good and because I think its important. This is what PONT is about, nothing more.
Disclaimer. I need to say that these are my own personal views and opinions and have nothing to do with the views of the organisation I work for, or any of the other organisations I might have any connection with.
I’m not a huge fan of rules but this is what I’m going to try to stick to. I lifted these from
the Wikinomics book I read a while back. It’s the guidance one of the big US tech firms gave to their staff on blogging:
- Don’t do anything stupid.
- Write about what you know.
- Make it interesting.
I’ll let you be the judge of if I’m any good on these.
About Me. The things I’m currently interested in are:
- How people learn and share knowledge;
- Social Media, Web2.0 whatever you want to call the current world of the internet;
- Better public services.
I’m native of the South Wales Valleys, spending much of my life within about 10 miles of
Pontypridd, which is why the William Edwards bridge is important to me.
I’m a scientist by background. I’ve done a number of diverse roles from being a marine biologist, working with fisheries and waste water treatment. Other things I’ve done include being a corporate planner, supporting democracy and public service improvement.