21st Century Communications

So it turns out there’s been something wrong with my email. For a couple of weeks about half of my inbound mail has been routed to a trench in the middle of the North Atlantic. Fish have been reading it. Something to do with my dns – and all my own fault apparently. Anyway, I… Continue reading 21st Century Communications

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Honk if you don’t blog

There are still a few non-bloggers left in the world. I’d like to hear from them. I’m writing a piece for a DCMS web site called Projects Etc. Working title: ‘Autobiography is the new rock ‘n’ roll’. Thesis: ‘self telling’, autobiographical writing, journalising, blogging, diary keeping, confessional media etc. are taking over. We’re obsessed. We… Continue reading Honk if you don’t blog

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Learning how to use Snipperoo

Ivan’s put a nifty ‘how to‘ movie up over at Snipperoo – explaining how to use Snipperoo to simplify adding a flickr badge to your site, to be specific. Go on. Give it a try. In Ivan’s how to he adds a flickr badge displaying pictures of his kids to the Widgeteer demo blog. What… Continue reading Learning how to use Snipperoo

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Winding up MPs

Proper exciting to hear Stef Magdalinski talking about They Work for You on Today in Parliament Friday. MPs of various stripes are pretty pissed off with They Work for You because it exposes them to the kind of performance measurement they’ve been imposing on the rest of the public sector for years. Stef acquited himself… Continue reading Winding up MPs

Stock markets booming. Stock exchanges failing

Stock exchanges evolved from informal institutions – places where blokes in top-hats swapped cash and promises. Since those early days they’ve acquired some respectability – although they’re still stuffed with barrow boys and upper class spivs – and, in addition to providing the majority of the world economy’s capital for business, they do a lot… Continue reading Stock markets booming. Stock exchanges failing

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These men could make it all better for the music business

At yesterday’s Beyond The Soundbytes music biz conference I ran into Paul Sanders, a major blast from the past (like it says on his web site: “since 1994”) and the man behind State51 and all sorts of other music-related online thingies. Anyway, he was with Paul Hitchman, his partner in Playlouder, a clever broadband ‘Music… Continue reading These men could make it all better for the music business

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From acceptance to accommodation

So I went down to Carlton House Terrace for a MusicTank conference called Beyond the Soundbytes. Fascinating. There’s a sort of melancholy thrill to be had from watching an industry nervously coming to terms with its possible extinction. Media orthodoxy says that new forms don’t replace the old ones, they just amend and inflect them,… Continue reading From acceptance to accommodation

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