Writing from September 2011

Two million radio sets capable of broadcasting

Did you know that in the early days of radio, it was common for individuals to broadcast, not just receive transmissions? I had no idea. In the New York Review of Books, back in April 2011, Steve Coll reviews (subscribers only) Tim Wu’s book The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires:


In Periodicals on 20 September 2011. 1 comment. Permalink

Being wrong about now

Wearing my increasingly tattered futurist’s hat, I was struck by this otherwise not hugely exciting article at the Guardian about the IMF’s forecast for the UK’s economy. The IMF has changed its forecast for 2011:


In Misc on 21 September 2011. 11 comments. Permalink