The 76th birthday of Roger Hargreaves, the English author and illustrator who delighted generations of children with his Mr Men books, has been celebrated by the unveiling of no less than 16 Google doodles.
Ranging from Mr Forgetful to Little Miss Tiny, the doodle image changes each time the page is reloaded. Read More
As promised, I am finally getting around to doing the Kindle write-up I had been planning for a while. My device has been with me for a good two months now and I’ve read a handful of books on it. If you own one, let’s compare experiences. If you are thinking of getting one, perhaps the following may serve as a guide to you. Read More
In 2000, British copywriter Matt Beaumont released his debut ‘e’, subtitled ‘The Novel of Liars, Lunch and Lost Knickers’, an epistolary novel that tells the story of a British advertising agency and its employees. Why is that of any interest to a tech blog? ‘e’ was one of the first novels to use e-mails as a vehicle to drive the story, and did so in a highly entertaining and amusing manner. Last year he released ‘e Squared’, which may count as the official sequel, and true to fashion I am a bit tardy, but it is never too late to take a closer look at it. Read More
In a few weeks I will receive my new Kindle. It will get a separate write-up once I have played with it for a bit, but even though I am looking forward to the gadget, I have done quite a bit of reflecting and musing about the new digital culture.
I am a collector – a pack-rat even. My shelves are stacked with CDs, DVDs, books and video games, in physical form. There were times when I spent a lot of hours and Euros on Ebay, trying to get hold of some older or rarer exemplars that weren’t regularly available any more. If my house had to burn down, no insurance would be able to replace some of the stuff in my collection. I am fond of the quantity, quality and variety that has accumulated over the years. Even though I own an iPod, am using Steam and other download services for games, and will be receiving the above mentioned gadget shortly, I have no intention of going completely digital. Read More