I've always liked the idea that the key revolution in popular music in recent years wasn't the shift from guitar bands to electronic music, nor the gro…
My daughter was born at 5:56pm on Friday. There won’t be a newsletter this week.
Charles C. Mann, in his book 1491, writes about the Americas before Columbus. It's a work of popular revisionist history – which is to say, it's more t…
One of the sillier ways to do journalism is when companies don't bother to check if you're a journalist before running experiments on you. It's not big…
NFTs, then. The collective tech press has been workshopping a way to describe this field to the uninitiated for a few years now. The best we've all com…
Facebook's week of dancing the hokey-cokey – it put the news tab in, it pulled the news tab out, it out the news tab in and it shook it all about – is …
Every industry has practices that burst into flames on contact with the public. Things which are accepted, and not even doubted, within the field, but …
For someone who is not particularly interested in bitcoin I spend an awful lot of time talking about bitcoin. In part that's because I have serious Som…
Because these emails come out on Wednesdays – please do not check previous publication dates, they always come out on Wednesday and have never been lat…
This week, I wanted to talk about the single worst game design choice I've seen in a very long time. (It's another gaming email, sorry mum. Scroll to t…
Elastic is an open-source software company which makes a product, Elasticsearch, that companies use to make cloud widgets do stuff better. (It's not ac…
"I'm optimistic about this year" was how I ended last week's email. lol Anyway everything went downhill almost as soon as I hit send and the United Sta…