A couple of weeks ago I was hanging out in Montreal and picked up a graphic novel called V for Vendetta by Alan Moore in a great comic book store. Partly, I admit, influenced by the amazing cover (by David Lloyd) I bought it and got stuck in. It blew me away. Comic book heroes […]
Matt Jones reminds me of something I meant to blog over the weekend. Philip Pullman’s wonderful op-ed piece in the Guardian about learning and play. “It’s when we do this foolish, time-consuming, romantic, quixotic, childlike thing called play that we are most practical, most useful, and most firmly grounded in reality, because the world itself […]
It’s a century since 26-year old Albert Einstein had a pretty good year. While working as a patent clerk in Bern, he wrote five scientific papers, each of which moved physics forward in leaps and bounds. BBC Radio 4 have a season of programmes to expain and commemorate his work of 1905.
Mitch Kapor is an interesting guy. Zillionaire, innovator and philanthropist he’s also one of the biggest advocates of open source through his role as Chairman of both the Open Source Application Foundation and the Mozilla Foundation. I came across him through writing about whether the open source model could be applied to things other than […]
I don’t quite understand the Peoples’ Choice Awards but watched them on TV last night and couldn’t help thinking that there was some politics going on in the films category. Apparently 21 million votes were cast, which is a staggering number but two films with very different politics won the two big awards. Farenheit 9/11 […]
Chris Anderson (editor in chief of Wired Magazine) has written a short (positive) review of The Pro-Am Revolution on his blog The Long Tail. This, in turn, led to us being spotted by one of the best examples of Pro-Am activity, Glenn Reynolds — law professor turned political commentator — who blogs as Instapundit.