Singularities and other tech-determinist fantasies are shown the door in John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid’s The Social Life of Information. This is the sanest, most humane book I’ve read on information technology. Seely Brown ran Xerox’s PARC and Duguid is an academic working at both PARC and UCB.
A gruffalo? What’s a gruffalo?
If you’re in charge of small children (3 and up) and you can still get tickets, I think you should take them to see Tall Stories Theatre Company’s deliriously entertaining The Gruffalo, a touring stage adaptation of one of our favourite picture books. You’ll laugh and shout and, if you know the words, you’ll join in.
Mog is dead!
Judith Kerr, much-loved children’s author, on why Mog had to die.