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I spent most of today in the company of a group of fascinating people who work at the NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, my hosts while I’m here in Tokyo.  They had organised a half-day symposium on the future … Continue reading

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LiveCode Kickstarter

Five years ago I had the great pleasure of hanging out with Colin Holgate,  who was behind many of the Voyager CD-ROM titles that pioneerd interactive multimedia. We spent a few days in a meeting room inside Tower Bridge at … Continue reading

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BBC Click Live on robots

BBC Click Live on robots, a photo by Rain Rabbit on Flickr. Rain posted this nice pic of Gareth and me at last night’s show

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Sharing Digital Skills

On January 17 I took part in the Reading Agency/Publishers Association conference at the rather lovely Canada Water Library in Southwark, where we  discussed ways for libraries to embrace new technologies in order to take their support for readers online. It … Continue reading

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My pledge: I will not speak on/moderate all-male panels at conferences.

A couple of days ago tech writer Rebecca Rosen published an article in The Atlantic in which she made a modest proposal that could begin to address the enormous gender imbalance she’d observed at technology conferences. Rebecca – @beccarosen … Continue reading

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Holiday reading

Over at Memex 1.1 the redoubtable John Naughton talks about his holiday reading, and makes me feel guilty that most of mine has been <=140 characters… I did finish Will Self’s Umbrella recently, and am half-heartedly starting up with Iain … Continue reading

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I’m bored with Posterous.

So I’ve given The Billblog a makeover and decided to trust Flickr to fix itself…. we’ll see how that goes, but don’t expect much action [there].  I’ll leave the stuff [there] – every URI is sacred, after all…   B … Continue reading

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Fast Ducks

Fast Ducks a video by BillT on Flickr. Fast flowing river, adventurous ducks…

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Through the Corpus Letterbox

Through the Corpus Letterbox, a photo by BillT on Flickr. Glimpsed on King’s Parade, Christmas Day

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Looking to 2013

It’s been an interesting year, both personally and professionally, as they like to say, and although I slightly resent the fact that my day job has been so exhausting, I’m enjoying the space between Christmas and New Year in a … Continue reading

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