WITH THOUGHTS OF THE 2009 Internet in Education Conference still fresh in my brain, I flicked through the Sunday newspapers in Ireland while making a Qik Clip of the Sunday Times. There are positive thoughts arising about "the new capitalism" and a series of business features make easy reading.  In recessionary times, you can detect the businesses that will succeed. A full page shakes off hereditarianism in terms of children's IQs.  More and more Irish people are changing their official identity, something I've seen even in the small town of Cashel.  If you want to see what people are thinking about when times are tough, Google's zeitgeist will tell you it's information related to clothes swaps, stew and cheap holidays. 
Several business analysts think green shoots in Ireland are a long way away.  The idea that the web is revolutionising our lives is not only wrong but dangerous, warns Bryan Appleyard.  The Times' writers cite several authors of new books, and they deserve blog posts of their own.
1. Matthew Lynn -- "Arising out of the ashes" in the Business Features section of the Sunday Times, 17 May 2009.
2. John-Paul Flintoff -- "How to make your child more intelligent" in the Sunday Times, 17 May 2009.
3. Colin Coyle -- "Surge in deed poll name changes" in the News section of the Sunday Times, 17 May 2009.
4. James Ashton -- "Google's search for a crisis fix" in the Sunday Times, 17 May 2009.
5. Constantin Gurdgiev -- "It's a long, long road to recovery" in the Business Analysis section of the Sunday Times, 17 May 2009.
6. Bryan Appleyard -- "Break free of this world wide delusion" in the Sunday Times, 17 May 2009.