I just sold my old, unreliable car. I am elated and bereft. People who have bought old cars and then witnessed their slow decline may recognise this mixture of feelings. You may also recognise this: the perfect last drive. My vehicle – Dexter, because old cars have human names – … Continue reading
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It’s April Fool’s day and the beleaguered people who still read newspapers have endured a seasonal round of traditional pranks from the inky media. The Guardian has a round-up online already. But this post isn’t about those. It’s about two jokes that oddly misjudged the zeitgeist and our continuing affection for old technology. Even … Continue reading
Music was my gateway into computing – but the potential application that always excited me most was Virtual Reality – VR. Via William Gibson and Philip K Dick in my teenage years, through Jean Baudrillard in my early 20s – the immersive computer simulation of reality was just about the … Continue reading
I love both Stewart Lee and Will Self, so I knew this interview in the Guardian was going to be good value. And it is from the first paragraph: “I really noticed the scene changing in the 90s. The audience at the Bedford – a pub I used to work … Continue reading
Gaga twitched and honked awkwardly around the stage in her Grammy’s “tribute” to Bowie – sponsored by Intel. Seriously. Her performance, eulogising the death of a definitive British rock icon with a cumbersome medley of accessible singles, has already been turned into an advert. Then, at the Brits last night a … Continue reading
August Never Ends ohdeargodbees: It’s a head splitting cognitive dissonance to be fielding requests for help from friends who have just gotten swatted at the same time as giving someone else numbers on the harassment and abuse perpetrated by GamerGate because someone he’s talking to thinks it’s over and never … Continue reading
Lean journalism: 10 lessons from an online-only publication Superb and instructive post on the lessons Sarah Marshall learned at journalism.co.uk about making digital journalism work in a small team.