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TWTWTW: The monthly round-up edition

So having briefly resurrected my weekly schedule, the ill-fortuned feature has relapserd back to as and when. So here’s some stuff I’ve enjoyed recently. Star Wars goes cultural Star Wars  figures used to re-enact some of the world’s most famous photographs A car with a 4 L-eater engine Hyundai’s imagines the saloon car for the … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Journo movies and Kickstarter awesomeness

So the yet again delayed weekly web round-up. I like to think of it as more a pleasant surprise when it finally shows up… Allons-y as a police call box-based time traveller might once have said… Journo blockbusters Great piece on  why reporters love movies about journalism. This piece is very good, I’ve seen almost … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Stan, Tim and Nik – no, not the world’s worst boy band…

Yes, I know the headline sounds like three blokes sporting white linen on a beach somewhere, but I ca promise you they’re not crooning some insipid love song to a slightly disco beat. No this week’s round up features Nikola Tesla, Stan Lee and Tim Minchin (among others)* Yes I know Tim Minchin is a … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Mathematically safe

As a long-suffering Norwich City fan, the last three seasons have given us a little glimpse of what it must be like to be a fan of the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal. Pretty much a non-stop production line of success  (in our terms anyway) of the sort we haven’t really seen … Continue reading

Discovery is the new Serendipity

This morning BBC Breakfast carried a feature about the future of newspapers. It’s a subject that, despite being out of the newspaper business for more than a decade, I’m still interested in. The peg on which the Beeb hung this mini debate was on the Rupert Murdoch’s Leveson assertion that newspapers would be dead within … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Douglas Adams was right about deadlines…

The man who wrote that the ultimate answer was 42, once said that he loved deadlines, he liked the whooshing sound they made as they flew by. Perhaps this should become the Adams Memorial feature, as it seems to be paying about the same amount of respect to (albeit my own) weekly deadline. so time … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Web round-up

Running out of excuses as to why it takes me so long to get this post written, so rather than bore you with it, here’s my round-up of what’s been interesting me on the web recently. Reasons to be cheerful Nothing annoys me quite as regularly as gender stereotyping kids toys – the art of pigeon-holing children … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Motivation, Moneyball and inadvertent movie pitches

This week’s round up kicks off with one of the best writers on the planet – step forward Neal Stephenson… How I learned to stop being dystopian… The brains behind the Baroque Cycle, Snow Crash and the Diamond Age makes a plea to fellow sci-fi writers to help shape a better future as if to … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Big Bangs, 6Music and Prometheus draws nearer

[Insert regular excuse about lack of time here] then on to the most regular irregular round-up of the web. Blogging brilliance I’ve written before about the quality of writing on the web  and this is another great example.  A great post on dealing with discouragement Pic of the week BBC logo in Wales after the … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Very Pinteresting Mr Bond – Things social media savvy Bond villains might now say

While SPECTRE might be unlikely to create a board of unusual ways to dispatch 007, It’s about the only thing that hasn’t been suggested for the hottest new social network on the block. In fact you’d be forgiven for thinking that there was only one tech story in the world over the last few weeks … Continue reading