Friday, January 19th, 2018
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Sunday, January 14th, 2018
If only our digital social networks were to exhibit this kind of faded grandeur when they no longer exist.
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
The German word for that brief vertigenous moment between going to the toilet and remembering you ate beetroot.
Sunday, January 7th, 2018
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
It’s a shame that this archiving project is coming to end. We don’t always know the future value of the present:
Researchers have come to realize that the Proceedings of the Old Bailey, transcriptions from London’s central criminal court, are the only record we have of the spoken words of many people who lived centuries ago but were not in the educated or elite classes. That we have them talking about the theft of a pig rather than the thought of Aristotle only gives us greater insight into the lived experience of their time.
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
Annoying WiFi passwords in cafes:
all one word
Monday, January 1st, 2018
Summarising a year of writing, eating, listening, and reading:
Sunday, December 31st, 2017
Star Wars Episode IX: A Spark Of Hope
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
Attention: James Burke is on Radio 4 right now.
Monday, December 25th, 2017
Sunday, December 24th, 2017
Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Friday, December 22nd, 2017
Going to Ireland. brb
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
You can’t log into the same Facebook twice.
The world as we experience it seems to be growing more opaque. More of life now takes place on digital platforms that are different for everyone, closed to inspection, and massively technically complex. What we don’t know now about our current experience will resound through time in historians of the future knowing less, too. Maybe this era will be a new dark age, as resistant to analysis then as it has become now.
Saturday, December 16th, 2017