William Gibson has stopped blogging to write a new book. He thinks the two activities are incompatible and has a metaphor that makes me feel a bit sick: “The image that comes most readily to mind is that of a kettle failing to boil because the lid’s been left off.” Obviously, I’m I’m now wondering… Continue reading Gibson’s got a nifty kettle metaphor
Friday, schlepped around town with Stuart, talking wi-fi with Mike Nutley, veteran New Media Age editor (He’s pleased to point out that his tenure spans the magazine’s fattest ever issue ? swollen with boom-era dot.com ads ? and its thinnest ? 32 pages) and Nigel Shardlow, Head of Something Exciting and Mysterious at Orange, alumnus… Continue reading The caffeine economy
This is very groovy, although, since ‘pixy‘, who created it, apparently retains copyright in schemes generated, I wonder what the status of a site (or anything else) created using one would be (thanks Ant for the link).
I’ve been playing with Google’s AdWords to advertise my stupid No. I do not have a Nectar Card t-shirts and Google have rejected all of my ads. To summarise: you’re not allowed to dis anyone in your ads. Not even dumb loyalty card schemes. Not even the idea of loyalty card schemes. The best bit… Continue reading Nectar Card rejection rejected
The Register with two related wi-fi developments. BT will wholesale its Openzone public wi-fi service and Vodafone will allow business customers to pay for wi-fi access via their phone bills. Public wi-fi will remain a geeky novelty until network density and accessibility improves and that requires some real business economics. With all due respect to… Continue reading Public wi-fi growing up
A handy primer for Ofcom’s review of public service broadcasting in Q&A form from Maggie Brown in Media Guardian.