Monthly Archives: April 2008

15 years of the public domain web

It’s fifteen years since CERN announced that web code was in the public domain Tim Berners-Lee has talked on the BBC news site about the way things could go in future, and I managed 4 mins on BBC Radio 5 … Continue reading

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Something comes of Nothing..

[As ever,  you can read this on the BBC News website] I used to be a professional computer programmer, writing in the C language on the Unix operating system back in the 1980’s when half a megabyte of memory was … Continue reading

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Workspace

Workspace Originally uploaded by BillT. This is my desk at the moment – haven’t quite migrated off the old Vaio desktop onto the new iMac, and apart from picking up the wrong mouse from time to time I’m managing the … Continue reading

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Context is everything

It’s late on Sunday evening and I’ve just finished writing a column for Ariel, the BBC’s inhouse newspaper. I’m tired, but thought I’d spend five minutes installing Growl, the fabulous tool that tells you about what your Mac’s up to, … Continue reading

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Machine Love

 [As ever you can read this on the BBC News Website. It was inspired by a debate at the ICA which I chaired, and has attracted some comment online from Tara, Jordan,  and Clare, among others] Much as I adore … Continue reading

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Three essays by Samuel Johnson

My friend Giles at Proboscis kindly invited me to suggest the material for one of their really cool eBooks, and being that kind of hack I chose three essays by Johnson, the man to whom all journalists are beholden. The … Continue reading

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Networking Journalism

[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website. And thanks to my City students for the inspiration!] I’ve just finished marking the essays my students at City University have to do as part of the course in … Continue reading

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My tweetcloud

My tweetcloud Originally uploaded by BillT. Tweetcloud takes all your public tweet and makes a tag cloud out of them. It’s far too accurate… home, coffee, cambridge, sitting, watching, train, time…

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Who Will Write Tomorrow’s Code?

[As ever, this is available on the BBC News website] On Monday 31st March I was at Queens’ College, Cambridge, for the dinner to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Mathematical Laboratory, which later became the Computer … Continue reading

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Lunch at Les Deux Magots

Lunch at Les Deux Magots Originally uploaded by BillT. I went to Paris yesterday to see the Patti Smith exhibition, Land 250, at the Fondation Cartier. It was fabulous, a thrilling insight into the mind and work of someone I … Continue reading

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