Month: November 2007

Literature

Publishing Straight To Paperback

A fascinating piece from Saturday’s Guardian explains how going forward, Picador will be publishing nearly all their literary fiction...

Sport

Show Your Support

Soccer Scene in Carnaby Street has two main windows which are regularly handed over to major football kit suppliers. So you’ll...

Politics

Guardian on Usmanov

There’s a longish piece in this morning’s Guardian about Usmanov accompanied by a profile and the full text of an email...

Technology

Not Optimised For The IPhone

With the recent launch of the iPhone in the UK, suddenly we’re getting a spate of “we’ve optimised what we do for the...

Politics, Science

It’s A Kind of Magic

There was an excellent long piece by Bad Science’s Ben Goldacre in yesterday’s Guardian about the perils of homeopathy. Not...

Technology

Colossus Working Again

It’s great to hear that the team over at Bletchley Park has finished its rebuild of Colossus. This was one of the first programmable...

Uncategorized

Ed Reardon – Series 4

A little advance warning that my favourite Radio 4 comedy is returning for a new series on Friday 16 November at 11.30am on Radio 4. Yes,...

Sport

One Billion Viewers

Not this again. Today’s Telegraph has a banner at the top of the front page proclaiming that one billion people will be watching...

Literature

Book Signings

Did you know that Christmas is coming? I was so annoyed when I saw my first Christmas advert on the 20th October. I can really do without...

TV

Voting on Strictly Come Dancing

OK, OK. I watch SCD as it’s known to afficiandos. Anyway, I have a serious question. In these days of total accountability, why does...