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Andy Parker kindly deposited a couple of books on my desk recently. One was The Martian. I had already read that one, thanks to Tim Kadlec’s recommendation. The other was the much-hyped Ready Player One.

I read it while I was travelling to and from Bulgaria. It was the ideal travel companion—an airport novel for geeks. It’s not exactly the finest prose ever written, but it’s thoroughly enjoyable popcorn entertainment. It reads like fan fiction and I mean that in a good way. It’s like Scott Pilgrim crossed with Snowcrash. It certainly passed the time on some airplane rides.

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Previously on this day

8 years ago I wrote AudioGO

Getting a DMCA takedown notice for linking to an audio file that doesn’t exist.

10 years ago I wrote Science hack space

The Guardian building is the perfect venue.

10 years ago I wrote Audionicity

Aural synchronicity on the journey to Londinium.

11 years ago I wrote Righting copywrongs

Fighting the good fight in Europe.

12 years ago I wrote Adventure

Get hard drive. Examine hard drive.

15 years ago I wrote Gotta keep 'em separated

A little while back, Derek Featherstone started a discussion about what he called browser elitism. There were some interesting and very revealing comments.

15 years ago I wrote The creative process

I took some time out yesterday to attend a little literary event. The authors Rupert Thomson and Andrew Miller were speaking and reading at The Old Market, which is right at the end of my street.

18 years ago I wrote Look, Ma; no wires!

I’ve been trying to get my hands on some airport cards for my Macs for quite some time now. I kept going into the local Apple supplier and pestering them.