Monthly Archives: October 2009

Those who do not understand the past…

are condemned to write bad newspaper articles about it. Read this, from Ian Katz in The Guardian Despite the huge success of its website over the last decade, the Guardian was a relative latecomer to the business of online news. … Continue reading

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Turn and Face the Strain

I left my job as head of The Guardian’s New Media Lab in 1996 to work as a freelance writer and consultant, and also to look after my two young children. After a few years of freelance life I started … Continue reading

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Start Me Up..

[As ever, this can be read on the BBC News website, as part of their Windows 7 coverage] In August 1995 I queued to buy the newly-released Microsoft Window 95 from the PC World store in Ropemaker Street, near Moorgate … Continue reading

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What Would Foucault Do?

[This one was on the BBC News website on October 16] Broadband speeds may remain painfully slow, but the desire to provide access for all will be driven by the pressing need to save money by reforming public services, cutting … Continue reading

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Stop. Look. Change your Password

[I’ve been neglecting this space for the last few weeks… this was published on the BBC News site on October 9] If you use a web-based email service then here’s a public service announcement. Tufty the Squirrel says ‘Change your … Continue reading

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Neo-Nomad at Large

[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website] A couple of years ago I wrote about my life as a ‘neo-nomad’, one of the growing number of people who use digital technologies to allow them to work … Continue reading

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