My favourite placard from the edgy, energetic anti-war demonstration in Trafalgar Square last night: “I couldn’t think of a slogan”.
Listening to the Moral Maze on Radio 4 on what’s going on in Iraq. Robert Cooper, who is quite closely linked to Demos where I work, has just said, “Order is not the natural state; chaos in the natural state. If you remove order, chaos is what you get.” I’m not sure I agree but […]
Browsing in Borders in Cambridge at the weekend, I came across the first issue of Zembla magazine, which has been out since September apparently… so I guess I’m a bit behind the times. I’m a big fan of their philosphy of ‘fun with words’ and loved the eclectic mix of an introduction by Dame Edna, […]
|’ve bought myself a digital radio and I’m well pleased with it. The sound quality is incredible and it’s so easy to set up and use. I was listening to Late Junction last night and at points thought the sound of the Ukrainian zither (they have a habit of playing the most obscure but brilliant […]
Just noticed that MIT’s Technology Review have set up a weblog. Posters include robotics guru Rodney Brooks.
I’ve just had a tip off that the Scotsman has covered Labour Meetup in a not altogether positive way (free registration required)… I’d probably better make it clear that the Labour Party had nothing to do with setting up Labour Meetup, in fact it will come as a shock to most people in Labour HQ […]
Check out MySociety.org, it’s dead good — everything a few of us were trying to do with the Vitamin-e network in 2002 but in a much cleverer and more focused way. Good luck to them!
I came to read Nonzero in a slightly embarrassing way. I was sitting at a dinner under the trees outside the student union at Stanford University. I was grumpy and jetlagged — that really awful jetlag the day after you arrive when your body is telling you to go to bed right NOW. Each table had been […]