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Jon Ronson’s Frank Story WORLD PREMIERE (nearly) The Hebden Bridge Trades Club

The Trades Club at Hebden Bridge is a small spit and sawdust sort of place that a Guardian review would probably describe as ‘intimate’ a Telegraph one ‘unmistakably northern’. A Yorkshireman’s view would most likely be ‘shithole’ but in a … Continue reading

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Apple to double Macintosh production to meet demand

I’ve been doing some research on the original Mac launch and found this little story by Eric Bender for Computerworld in July 1984. It’s nothing spectacular, but I do love the hubris of Jobs. An early example of his ear … Continue reading

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Shipping Nest at Volume

I must be smoking the wrong sort of crack. Perhaps I missed all the Nest sells millions upon millions of units stories. Maybe the news that Nest has become incredibly relevant all of a sudden passed me by.  Did Nest ship millions … Continue reading

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An observation

Everything that Apple won’t do now makes perfect sense when they do it in the future.

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iOS 7 de-Forstalation

I think iOS 7 looks neat. Not perfect, but different enough to be a bold leap from what went before. The crowing comparisons with Windows Phone are an aside, features that Android has had for years unimportant. Flat UI won’t … Continue reading

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Watching the wheels

How is it that we’ve come this far that so much has changed that technology has enabled such magnificent changes in our ability to communicate that more and more people have a voice and fewer and fewer people are disenfranchised … Continue reading

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0.9 ND

Dear students, We’ve barely met and now it’s time for you to go. Presently, the final final presentation has been presented, I’ll likely not see you in the flesh again until you graduate. A solitary certificate and thousands of pounds … Continue reading

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Proud, happy and thrilled – MacUser nominated for PPA award

I wrote a feature for MacUser back in February 2012 and the cover (which I had nothing to do with creating, that was all Adam Banks) has been nominated as one of the PPA top ten covers of the last … Continue reading

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Variations on a theme: Felix Dennis didn’t like it #2378

I used to work at Dennis Publishing and I’ve signed up to receive the excellent nostalgia fest that is NTK. Those two seemingly unrelated bits of information were forced together this week when I, somewhat belatedly caught up with a … Continue reading

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Unsolicited parenting advice from people without kids

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