Hadley Freeman for the Guardian: One shouldn’t expect thoughtful sensitivity from professional athletes or the most hysterical wing of the sports media, but the racist language and even flat-out racism directed at Lin has been quite something to behold.
John Naughton writing in the Observer about how ‘Graphic designers are ruining the web’. Personally, I’m a minimalist: I value content more highly than aesthetics. The websites and pages that I like tend to be as underdesigned as they are cognitively loaded. I agree to some extent, which should come as no surprise to people […]
I am writing to you with the hope that you will stop ruining my life. While you’re obsession with my ethnicity is flattering, it has become somewhat apparent to me that you might have gotten the wrong end of the stick. This is sort of awkward for me, because I don’t want to be the […]
Not very long after the Charlie Brooker Sun video went viral, Channel 4 got it pulled from YouTube. We were exhorted to retweet a link to the Channel 4 site instead. It’s an interesting decision they made – to trade off masses of publicity for their show against getting ‘official’ clicks on their own site. […]
Update – wondering why there’s nothing to watch? See Channel 4’s not-so-brilliant move on viral video clips.
Even using decent ingredients doesn’t make this look appetising. Mind you, I’ve always preferred a shish kebab.
The Guardian: Two senior judges have retired to consider whether a Twitter message threatening to blow up a snowbound Doncaster airport was a joke or a menace to society. In a landmark high court appeal, Sir Peter Gross and Mr Justice Irwin heard it would take “a halfwit” to treat as a real threat the […]
To follow up on my last post (Top five regrets of the dying), some people have been inspired by Steve Jobs’ death in a contrary way: I may turn out to be a failure in business, but I refuse to fail my kids.
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. “This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed […]