Metal Owls

Don’t you love it when surveys confirm your own prejudices :-) A few years back I came across a Times article about how Night Owls were the wiser (I think based on this Science article), condemning the dim-witted Larks with one well-aimed comparison (Churchill = Owl, Blair = Lark). Now there’s another marvelous survey that […]

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Documentaries Online

I was checking my del.icio.us feed today and noticed a site that brings together the best documentaries on-line. Most of them look like naughty Google Video rips to me – but the site doesn’t host them so that’s OK. Go on – download some communism and edutain yourself :-)

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Sir Tim

Is it just me, or at the mention of Sir Tim does everyone look around nervously for the vicious Chicken of Bristol? Brave, brave, Sir Tim Berners-Lee – the inventor of the Web – is a Professor at the University of Southampton, and I’ve just returned from his Inaugural Lecture on the past and future […]

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The Great Climate Change Swindle

I finally got around to watching last weeks Dispatches program (Channel 4, UK) on the arguments against climate change. It was a fascinating, well made piece of rhetoric, although I’d rather have seen a balanced presentation of the facts. We are long past the point about arguing about whether climate change is real, it is […]

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Within Temptation

Why am I always the last to hear about bands? Rock music is a guilty passion of mine and last month I spent a few idle hours on Youtube looking at a number of Symphonic Metal Bands and wondering if I should speculatively buy an album or two. In the end I found this group […]

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Glofiish X500

I recently upgraded my PDA Phone from the i-mate JAM that I’ve had for the last two years to the new Glofiish X500 from ETEN. They’re very similar devices – but the X500 has twice the processor power, and built in WiFi and GPS. I’ve had the X500 for about a week now and I’m […]

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So why have a blog?

I have resisted the temptation to blog for a while now – it all seemed rather pointless when I have a perfectly good website (est. 1994) to stand and rave at the disinterested passing world. But I’ve worked in the hypertext research community for nearly ten years now, and have seen the fall of the […]

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Why I hate blogs

Mmmm…. blogs. Blogging is senseless, pointless, self-deluding, self-promoting, biased, unregulated, legally dubious, time-wasting, reactionary, band-wagon-chasing, mob-pandering nonsense. On second thoughts it is a marvelous thing! I like this blog stuff already.

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