Monthly Archives: January 2012

Not just travel writers

The birth of the modern is of course marked by the long wars, where not only where there new ways of killing, but new ways of reporting the killing. Again the portable typewriter, the small format camera, allowed a change … Continue reading

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Typewriters

On the back of the social media withdrawal and SOPA memes have you ever searched for ‘typewriter’ on ebay? I just did, and there’s scads of them at fairly substantial prices, meaning people must buy them, but who? I can … Continue reading

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The death of the scholarly monograph ?

Over on my other blog I detailed my admittedly sketchy go publishing a book with Amazon Kindle publishing. At the end of the post I also included a link to an article from the Australian on the near death experience … Continue reading

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Japanese Department Store May Want to Look Up the Word ‘Fucking’

It’s not really funny to mock other people’s mistakes, but this one is kind of irresistable: Japanese Department Store May Want to Look Up the Word ‘Fucking’.

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The overnight train to London isn’t perfect but it’s still magical | Herald Scotland

I love travelling by train – I havn’t travelled on an overnight sleeper train in the UK since the mid-eighties, but they’re still running … The overnight train to London isn’t perfect but it’s still magical | Herald Scotland.

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Email after hours? It’s overtime by law for some

Following on from my previous post on withdrawing from social media, this popped up about twenty minutes later Email after hours? It’s overtime by law for some. And for those of us without fixed hours what it means is that … Continue reading

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Withdrawing from social media

Recently there’s been a trickle of articles about people who don’t engage with social media – about not using facebook, about the need disconnect from the twitterverse, and how smartphone use stimulates obsessive compulsive behaviour. The subtext is of course … Continue reading

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