Monthly Archives: March 2007

Building public spaces online

[As ever, this is also published on the BBC News website] Tila Tequila has over one and a half million contacts on MySpace and a profile filled with pages of her scantily-clad form draped over chairs, cars and poles. Visit … Continue reading

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Get a (Second) Life

On Thursday I’m taking part in a workshop at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, organised as part of the ENTER_UNKNOWN TERRITORIES festival/conference.  Working with a team from Bedford Creative Arts  we are going to be giving those attending hands-on experience … Continue reading

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I don’t know what time it is..

Woke up this morning and I’ve come downstairs to two computers, a digital radio and a phone, all of which say 0840.  I think that they have all automatically skipped forward an hour because DST kicked in this morning, but … Continue reading

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Wherever I lay my laptop…

[As ever,  you can also read this on the BBC News website] I am, it seems, a neo-nomad.  Or perhaps a ‘digital bedouin’, if you prefer something that makes the computing connection more obvious. Writing in the San Francisco Chronicle … Continue reading

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I’m a ‘neo-nomad’

or perhaps you prefer ‘digital Bedouin’ – both terms used in this San Francisco Chronicle article which claims that A new breed of worker, fueled by caffeine and using the tools of modern technology, is flourishing in the coffeehouses of … Continue reading

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Who stands to gain from Wikileaks?

[As ever, you can find this on the BBC News website too] Wikis, or user-editable websites, are one of the most interesting and potentially empowering technologies available on today’s Internet. Wikipedia, whatever its flaws, has demonstrated that giving people the … Continue reading

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Beermat podcast

Mike Southon is an old friend of mine – I used to work at The Instruction Set, the training company he co-founded back in the 1980’s, and we’ve stayed in touch since. These days he spends less time as Mike … Continue reading

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Talking out loud

I was interviewed a couple of weeks ago by Gaurav Sood, who blogs as spincycle, and he’s posted the result – edited to make me sound less rambling and more coherent, I’m pleased to say – for your delectation, delight … Continue reading

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My mum

My mum Originally uploaded by BillT. My mum died today in Manchester. She’d been ill and infirm for a while, but it is always a shock. I’ll miss her. Won’t be online very much for the next few days, so … Continue reading

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WordPress site hacked… pictures at eleven

Alert or technically astute readers will have noticed that this blog is powered by WordPress, and has been for some time. It’s a powerful, flexible and easy to use platform that has all the features I need from a publishing … Continue reading

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