WAP blogging For a slightly less hermetic blogosphere I’m posting this from my mobile using clever Wapblogger. Not sure if I can stand tapping out many entries like this but it does get us a little closer to blogging actual experiences instead of more bloody web pages!
ravings of a recent convert All the world’s a blog When you start to think about it, everything’s a blog. Blog-form seems to be very basic ??large parts of the web can be neatly analysed down to blog-form. It (obviously) took me years to figure this out but the original bloggers understood it instinctively. Once… Continue reading ravings of a recent convert
hyper-growth Just like the old days I got comments working ? so now you are required to tell me what you think about all this blather (and I can dump the dopey ‘what do you think?’ anchor). Enatation was the only site still accepting registrations when I researched the topic. Presumably all the other guys… Continue reading hyper-growth Just like the old
The FT reports that, in one market at least, file sharing may finally be damaging CD sales. In the US, three years after downloading became widespread and a year after the total number of tracks downloaded first exceeded the number sold, CD sales are down only 5% ??the jury is still out. In Germany, though,… Continue reading A chink of light for file sharing
new words Crixton Kids living in Cricklewood in unglamorous North West London have borrowed some South London street glamour from newsworthy, spliff-friendly Brixton and renamed their neighbourhood ‘Crixton’. How old is this new word? Google offers only five links ??it must be brand new. The language is alive and well. What do you think?
Hard copy from March’s PC Forum makes compelling reading (how do you blog hard copy?). The pace of change in the real world adds melancholy footnotes to the proceedings. Joe Nacchio was CEO of Qwest and an undisputed knight of the new economy until he joined the list of (super-rich) dot.com casualties in June. Questioned… Continue reading Not whining but drowning
an obvious money-spinner Introducing the Cage-o-Gram Today’s silly idea is to sell thousands of copies of this astounding recording of John Cage’s diaries and thus bring the planet back into balance. I reviewed this one elsewhere, so I won’t go on about it here. I’ve made it my mission to bump the album up the… Continue reading an obvious money-spinner Introducing the
The North London Line (timetables here) is one of London’s marvelous oddities – it doesn’t go anywhere. Or at least not in the purposeful, busy sort of way that the main lines do. It sort of idly wanders through North London, going all the way from Kew by the river at the Western end to… Continue reading Indirect Current
industry awards Strike a medal, hire a band New media awards come and go ? these days mostly go. Most of them are thinly disguised promotions ? wobbly coat-hangers on which to hang sponsorship ? or your basic industry knees-up. Since 1995, though, Milverton Wallace has been running a useful conference and more recently a… Continue reading industry awards Strike a medal,
According to the FT, a new DTI report on speeding broadband adoption is not very optimistic. It concludes that wider availability and falling prices will not be enough to persuade most households to try it. Starting from the premise that a more thoroughly broadband Britain is a social and economic ‘good thing’ (one of those… Continue reading Now this is a good idea