Attention Deficit Cinema

Waldman advocates tearing a century of movie culture into bleeding chunks and playing the whole lot back in no particular order – a sort of Attention Deficit Cinema. Personally, I think he’s onto something. I blogged the effect of iTunes on my music listening habits a few months ago. The effect on narrative cinema of… Continue reading Attention Deficit Cinema

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Drive-through zoo

What’s the latest thinking on Safari Parks? A beautiful sunny Winter’s day, lots of entertaining animals (and a diverting attempt to eat our car by the giraffes) made for a very happy half term day out yesterday but there is something surreal about an artificial traffic jam in a fenced enclosure – engines all running,… Continue reading Drive-through zoo

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No substitute for a fat consulting fee

I’ve just noticed that the sweeties at think tank Demos have given me a heart-warming credit on their new weblog. ‘Inpired by Steve Bowbrick’ it says. This is in lieu of payment you’ll understand…

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Great writing

This, from The Guardian’s John Sutherland, is how I’d like my column to read. Fat chance.

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Power laws

Bloggers are fixating on ‘power laws’. I’ve read all the stuff (including Clay’s perfectly sane starting point) and it’s obviously useful stuff with plenty of predictive power but it’s dry as dust. Now this dreary economic concept is going to be rattling round the blogosphere for months and we’re going to have to get used… Continue reading Power laws

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Golf War

Watching the anti-war march on the TV the other day we noticed that two of the most prominent placards in the throng at Piccadilly Circus were advertising a Golf Sale.

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Docherty on BBCi

David Docherty, until recently head of broadband content at Telewest, defends the ?200M invested in BBCi so far. From Media Guardian.

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Love and War

Juliet’s worrying about the war (and Valentine’s Day) in her latest Planet Parent column at Tigerchild.

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Azhar on 3G

Good piece by Azeem Azhar in The Guardian about the mobile operators’ perilous leap into 3G.

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