Monthly Archives: April 2009

Games san frontieres

[As ever, this is also on the BBC News website] Back in February early adopters of the Spotify music-streaming service found that they could no longer listen to every song in the catalogue. The popular startup had been forced to … Continue reading

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Getting Under the Bonnet

[As ever, this is also on the BBC News website, though note that I *don’t* think we should be a nation of programmers – the question mark is there for a reason!] I’ve had my own website for fifteen years … Continue reading

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#amazonfail FTW!

[Update: You can read this on the BBC News website, as usual.  And the talented Craig Seymour – who was amused to have his many achievements summed up as ‘former gay stripper’ –  has an interesting and pretty straightforward suggestion … Continue reading

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New fun and new names

If you’ve nothing else to do over the Easter break – well, it’s a break here in the UK – then can I suggest checking out some things I’m currently involved with: The Songs of Imagination and Digitisation project, at … Continue reading

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Dreamers of the Network World

[As ever, this is also on the BBC News website] Last Saturday morning I woke up and reached for my phone so that I could spend five minutes catching up on email, Facebook and of course overnight updates on Twitter … Continue reading

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Pavement computing

IMG_0051 Originally uploaded by BillT. Spotted on St Peter’s Street, Princes Street (on the corner with Elm Hill) Norwich, on my last visit to the New Writing Partnership office. [Update: I got ithe street wrong – foolishness of not geotagging … Continue reading

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Connecting Clouds

[As ever, this can also be read on the BBC News website] History is littered with manifestos, the public statements of principles and intentions that announce policies, revolutions or ambitious visions in politics and the arts. Every political party produces … Continue reading

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