Monthly Archives: February 2012

Final word on this afternoon’s internet outage …

From an internal email (names etc removed): Dear %%%%%%%%%% This problem was created by  incorrect network configuration inside the Dodo ISP network. Essentially Dodo received the global Internet table from Telstra then proceeded to advertise this to OPTUS. Since our … Continue reading

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Article from the Guardian on the gradual death of postal serrvices

Letter writing and the stamp of history | Kathryn Hughes http://gu.com/p/35jfx Postal services are dying. Few if anyone sends letters or bills by post, and have you tried to buy adsend a postcard recently? What’s not been discussed is the … Continue reading

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Macbook Air (Not!)

I was surfing the web checking out cheap 7 inch tablets when I happened across this Wholesale – Macbook Air 13.3 N450 Laptops Notebook Computer 1.67G CPU 1GB DDR2 160GB XP Systerm sample | DHgate.com. Of course it’s not a … Continue reading

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Typewriters, journalists, and authors

The first typewriters were in the main women, who were paid to operate the fiendish machine and act as some sort of amanuesis, as the great man dictated his thoughts. This of course had all sorts of implications for society, … Continue reading

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Bruthen Post Office

Bruthen Post Office, a photo by moncur_d on Flickr. Wonderful example of mid twentieth century official architecture looking as if it had been transported from the English Home Counties to somewhere in the middle of Gippsland in Victoria …

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Typewriters and cameras as a metaphor for the modern

As part of the ‘not just travel writers’ strand I was reading Darren Wershler-Henry’s history of typewriters over the weekend and he makes the point that in Dracula – written in 1897 – the protagonists make extensive use of typewriters … Continue reading

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