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2014-01-12 (Sunday)


  1. More rubbish

    On writing for the blog.


  1. Where will we live? by James Meek (LRB)

    Linked to by everyone, for good reason. A good, long piece about the UK’s history of council and social housing, the architecture and planning, and where we are now. As with so many policy areas, I wish one of the main parties wanted to do something bold, different and good.

  2. Photography, hello — Software ate the camera, but freed the photograph by Craig Mod

    So many quotable bits. And it’s about more than cameras. About the uncomfortable but fruitful position of straddling technological shifts. About the value of a new product that simplifies only a tiny number of steps. About the importance of the network to story-telling.


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    Wearables idea: head-mounted device which burns your ears when someone is talking about you online.

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    @suegyford Not me :(

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    Oh, yes, maybe that! RT @DeanVipond: @philgyford Utopia? That had my stomach tied in knots.

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    Trying to remember the last time I felt really tense watching a British TV drama… struggling.

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    @mildlydiverting I bought wellies for a trip to snowy Edinburgh a couple of years ago. It had melted when we got there. Still not used them.

    City of London, England, United Kingdom

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    @blech I was a bit underwhelmed by the latter, but in a way that’s too long for tweets. It was well done, but I left a bit annoyed,