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Michael Malone, top tech journo, says in The Herring that we should forget Moore’s law. The thesis is that, as the universe of chips expands, more buyers are sticking with older, lower-powered devices because they don’t need the extra power. The industry’s legacy chips – almost all of which are still being manufactured somewhere –… Continue reading Forget Moore’s Law
The recording industry has the best PR. Evidence: a quite startling suspension of balance on The BBC’s agenda setting morning news show The Today Programme today. An item, by Stephen Evans, about the proposed extension of European copyright protection for music recordings from 50 to 95 years (to match American law) was breathtakingly skewed in… Continue reading PR Works
Half term is over but Olly (my four year-old) and I saw out our last day of freedom in style. We went to the handsome Wapping Project in… er… Wapping and watched sculptor Richard Wilson and his friends reassembling a light aeroplane they had previously squashed to a crumpled heap. Using tensioned straps and the… Continue reading Reassembly in Wapping
Bill Thompson comes back stoutly to my sarcastic response to his BBC article about Google and the Bloggers. Read the comments here. The thing is, I usually find it difficult to disagree with Bill on the big issues. It’s just that this time I’m pretty sure he’s wrong, particularly about blogging. Bill damns weblogs with… Continue reading Ouch
Juliet’s latest column at Tigerchild is up. This week she discusses the difficulty she experienced bonding with our second baby Billie. It’s a very moving piece.
I could have been kinder to the big brains at Peppercoin I’m sure but someone had to say it. This week’s Guardian column is about the latest brilliant but doomed micropayments scheme to hit the net ? based on an exotic and genuinely innovative probabilistic approach to settlement that promises to make tiny transactions profitable… Continue reading Micropayments and probability
Bill Thompson has flipped. According to this article for the BBC (and in no particular order): blogging is not journalism and will not effect mainstream journalists, link frequency and pagerank are ‘just the rule of the mob’, Google is storing your personal search data for sinister reasons and we need an ‘Ofsearch’ to police the… Continue reading Blogger basher
Should I tell the architects of BBC News Online‘s far-reaching redesign that, far from being confused, put off or even pleased by the redesign, I didn’t notice it at all until it was pointed out to me? I suspect that might actually be a tribute to the designers. Well done!
Check editor’s credentials carefully. HANNAH ARENDT’S NAZI EDITOR. From Amygdala