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About

Hi, I’m Matt, long-time digital product person generally involved in public sector stuff in the UK. It’s good to meet you.

This blog is my belated new year’s resolution to write some blog posts and publish them for the first time in a decade. Please let me know how I get on.

Needless to say, this is a personal blog. All opinions and thoughts aired here are mine and not those of anyone who employs me. 

I’ve gone all old school and created my own blog because I’m not a massive fan of where Medium and other platforms are headed. Please post a comment and join in with the debate to convince me that Eternal September is real, or at least to remind me of the time when “20 years ago, the internet felt hopeful” (Martha Lane Fox in 2018, quoted on Twitter by @blangry).

You can find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattinwales

My playlists for my favourite music in 2017, 2018 and 2019 are available but you should be aware that they contain accordions, jazz, bad language and Christmas songs (I can’t justify the first three but the last is because I often send playlists out to friends at the end of the year). I also blogged pre-season predictions for the F1 seasons of 2019 and 2020.