Category Archives: Internet

The physics of new media

My life is in a state of turmoil. I am a ball of confusion. In recent years, I’ve been very happy to embrace many facets of what we term ‘new technology’, in particular, those aspects which affect our communications. However, … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 30)–Turning negatives into positives

Photography. I was in my early teens when I really became interested in taking photographs. My father came home one day with a Brownie box camera, which he’d picked up from a second hand shop, and I was off and … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 29)–The story corps

Storytelling. I spent a good chunk of yesterday afternoon at my third grader’s school, as it hosted a ‘book building’ event in support of the Horizons program. Naturally, the children were excited to see and hear, Jarrett Krosoczka, a very … Continue reading

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Gaming the Olympics

If I try to be generous to American television broadcasting giant, NBC, I would say that, in their packaging of the London 2012 Olympic coverage, they are trying to save us all from undue stress and strain, and to ease … Continue reading

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This Sporting Life

Whatever the Olympic spirit is meant to represent, it does not appear to be washing clean all the bad feelings that were simmering under, or above, the surface in some sporting places. Living in an era where those with access … Continue reading

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Can you do without it?

I’ve noticed in the past few weeks reports that we (or at least some of us) may be moving rapidly towards a cashless society. Don’t panic: the intention is not to do without money, far from it. Sweden’s plans are … Continue reading

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Smith at his anvil

If the name Greg Smith does not mean anything to you, then perhaps you had left the planet yesterday in honour of Pi Day, March 14th (written American style that is 3/14; close enough to Pi = 3.1415926535…). When the … Continue reading

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