Distressed geeks

Some scratched and mangled black & white photos I took at Dave & Danny’s ‘Village Fete for the Twenty First Century’ back in the Summer showed up in the post months late. Some frames were lost all together – including all the ones of Dave & Danny themselves. The rest, including this one of Matt… Continue reading Distressed geeks

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Sublime Audio

The recording industry did noble work in giving us routine connection with the sublime. Now they’re risking everything by misdirecting their energy into spoiler technologies like Super Audio CD. Meanwhile, in my kitchen, an alternative becomes apparent…

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Big brains stay home

Esther Dyson’s European Tech conference, High Tech Forum – the choice of big brains and moguls alike – has been cancelled for the second year running. Last year’s event was cancelled because of the post 9/11 chill but this year’s? Is the Euro tech recovery still on the back burner? Looks like it. This is… Continue reading Big brains stay home

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I spoke too soon

Erm, I said the other day that Ellen Feiss’ lease on fame had been cut short. Looks like I was wrong. From Wired News, I learn that 250 Mac-heads gathered last weekend in Holland to celebrate all things Mac and to stage an Ellen Look-alike competion.

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ecommerce is rubbish

New data: 51.3% of ecommerce purchases are unnecessary, 16.9% rubbish, 13.9% embarrassing, 11.4% stupid, only 6.5% life enchancing. Poor Ellen Feiss was a celebrity for less than the regulation fifteen minutes. I got the mug anyway. Napster went bust ages ago. I got the t-shirt anyway (site seems to be finally down). Looking now for… Continue reading ecommerce is rubbish

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