There’s been a lot written and said these past few months on the subject of Free, Freemium, Freetards etc. And a hell of a lot of it has been crap. First there’s Free, by Chris Anderson, perhaps the Freemium bible. Then there’s Lilly Allen, though the less said about her the better. Then there’s those […]
Very happy with myself today. I’ve done little writing (but this counts, right? ;)) but I’ve been catching up on a couple of writing blogs, and found that I’ve already been putting two of their ideas into practice. Writing this very blog entry is carrying out a third.
I’ve set up this new blog as a kind of diary. That’s almost a cliche isn’t it? But I mean it! I’m a writer, of fiction and non-fiction, but my only outlet at present is the Internet. The Internet is a wonderful place, though: a place to learn how to write, get your stuff seen […]
You need training to use a computer. If you’re not trained, you’re wrecking it for the rest of us. So maybe we’re not trained. Or rather, we’re self-trained. We take a natural interest in computers: how to make them faster, more useful, more powerful, more fun to use. Most people don’t, and that in itself […]
What is a semi-geeky blog without considering this question of a January? I was listening to the excellent-please-send-me-a-free-gift-cheers Tux Radar podcast on the way to work this morning, and they were discussing just that topic. Thankfully they said straight away that the question was becoming ever more clearly a stupid one, and possibly irrelevant. A […]
I feel like the web, Web 2.0, Freemium, Twitter, AJAX and all that other crazy stuff we find ourselves mired in is about to implode. The backlash has begun. It’s likely because ‘normal’ people (also known as ‘the rest of us’) are now involved (as it should be). I also think that we’re on course […]
“I am shallow when it comes to aesthetics… poetry before prose, greeks before romans, dignity before elegance, elegance before culture, culture before erudition, erudition before knowledge, knowledge before intellect, intellect before truth” Where does Linux fit into this?
With all the talk of the Windows 7 release, much publicity has fallen on Linux, and in particular Karmic Koala, which is being released not long after Redmond’s stuff. Have a look at Rory Cellan Jones article on the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/10/24_hours_with_ubuntu.html. Now at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/10/24_hours_with_ubuntu.html The comments section is pretty neutral, but both the for and […]