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Writing tagged Misc

  1. I want to care

    The mainstream political parties don’t need social media strategies. They need policies that we can care about.

  2. Stand on the right

    What advice would you give to people visiting London for the first time?

  3. All that guff

    Clarifying a couple of issues in my previous piece about newspapers’ problems.

  4. Why do you like running?

    Having complained about the quality of newspapers, now I’ complaining about TV and radio news.

  5. Anyone can write this crap

    David Simon wants newspapers to be as good as they once were and start charging. I’m not sure they were ever that good.

  6. No one will be pointing at them

    If all websites cost money to read, what would I pay for?

  7. The highwalks are an island

    A response to Will Wiles’ post ‘In Praise of Beech Street’.

  8. When theft isn’t theft

    Why I dislike the use of the word “theft” in relation to illegal downloading of software, music, movies, etc.

  9. Email improvisation

    Guidelines for successful improvisation, whether on stage or on a mailing list about an imaginary office.

  10. Pretend Office

    I’ve been enjoying myself on the employee mailing list of a fictitious company.

  11. A tiny, tiny fraction

    I’ve archived a few GeoCities sites that will otherwise soon be wiped from the web by Yahoo.

  12. Ugly and neglected fragments

    GeoCities is an ugly disorganised mess. But it’s still a huge shame that Yahoo! is closing the whole thing down.

  13. Google Street View

    Google Street View is currently at its least amazing stage. Two thoughts on why and how it will get better as the years go by.

  14. Liking something the wrong way

    I was banned from a Flickr user’s photos for favouriting them too often.

  15. SXSW 2009

    A summary of my experience of the conference.

  16. Old Think for Old Publishers

    The ‘New Think for Old Publishers’ panel at SXSW 09 was an exercise in failing to managing expectations.

  17. Septivium

    I’ve started a new site, about learning everything.

  18. Flickr, Getty and the greater good

    The new Flickr/Getty arrangement is good for those aiming to get into stock photography, but not for the Creative Commons

  19. Physicalising ebooks

    How can we best represent the heft of real books in ebook readers?

  20. What on Earth is going on at ‘Today’?

    Fury at ‘Today’s slot on the Pope saying how homosexuals are killing the human race.

  21. Pelinore from ‘Imagine’ magazine

    I scanned in all the pages I have from the early 1980s ‘Imagine’ magazine describing the Dungeons & Dragons campaign world of Pelinore.

  22. Google Reader vs Bloglines Beta

    I’ve recently switched to Google Reader after years of Bloglines. Here are the differences that matter to me.

  23. Would you let your daughter work in an open plan?

    An article from the ‘Observer’ in 1968 about Boots’ new open plan office.

  24. Wholly deserved demise

    John Sergeant quitting ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is the main news in the UK today. Save us.

  25. The locals slag you off

    Pumping my tweets in Facebook was good at first but then just wrong.