In Defence of the Academy

Given that we are no longer to spend public money on higher education the new deal for students is progressive and better than their current financial arrangements – but goodness that misses the point! The thing that we all seem to have forgotten is that there is no given and that the privatisation of higher […]

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Rise of the Other Web

Isn’t the Web great? Isn’t it crazy and anarchic, vibrant and wild, unpredictable, awesome and thoroughly marvelous? Well it has been, but there is no guarantee that it will stay that way. I’ve been working with and researching Hypertext for nearly fifteen years. The Hypertext systems that I studied for my PhD were alternative contemporaries […]

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Hanged

A weird night for UK politics. The people have spoken, and they said “Erm…” Not only have we ended up with a hung parliament, but it is so precariously balanced that no obvious power bloc has enough votes to stake a convincing claim to government (BBC estimates 320 vs 315 seats, with 326 needed for […]

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