Some of the best writing I’ve come across recently has been through serendipity, mainly thanks to the retweets of people I happen to follow on Twitter. A couple of week’s ago it was a beautiful piece based on the I have a pencil scene in V for Vendetta , this week it’s a heart-rending piece on why it’s good to talk.
Ilya Zhitomirskiy was a bright light in silicon valley, he was young, intelligent and full of ideas. He committed suicide at the age of just 22, this is a brilliant post which encourages anyone who feels alone to talk to someone. It’s good advice, even if we don’t always take it.
Dolly bows out
Non cricket fans may not have heard of Basil D’Oliveira, he was a man who played a central role in beginning the end of apartheid. Jonathan Agnew remembers him.
Unleash the Hound
Nice piece by comedian Rufus Hound on humour, friendship and the fine art of taking the piss
These are brilliant – pencil vs camera images
MIT’s Technology Review archives going back to 1899 are now live on the Web.
How things become fact
Look’s like they’re making a bug screen version of Rogue Trooper, but I’d rather see a Nemesis the Warlock
Yates to direct bigscreen ‘Doctor Who’: Film News: ‘Potter’ helmer, BBC working on pic of sci-fi TV series
Song for whoever
More best opening lines of songs: A lot of nominations for the best opening lines of any song ever