a music lead sheet

my music

I believe that with few exceptions, there isn’t much music I like from the period after Mozart died and until the Rolling Stones came along.

a grid of open books

my books

I love reading good books. A good book is one that teaches me something, makes me look at the world in a new way, or takes me to a place I hadn’t imagined before.

an abstract of the world map, with a lot of connection lines

why we don’t offer email subscriptions any more

We have taken the decision to stop offering email subscriptions to our websites. We do, however, offer an alternative.

laptop with currency underneath

the real cost of free

Free wi-fi, free sites, free services, free apps. Far from free when we consider that we are paying for them with information about ourselves and our friends.

hooded figure behind lines of computer code

dark, deep and clear

In the last article I raised the apparent discrepancy between the number of web pages and the number of pages indexed by search engines. To know why, we look at the clear web, the deep web and the dark web.

a laptop, tablet and phone

things the web has changed

A video review of some of the things that were changed, or even no longer exist because of the web.

a browser screen

the world wide web

In a list compiled by the British Council, the invention of the World Wide Web is ranked number one. So where did it come from?

DEC VT-100 terminal

the internet

ARPANET was a means to connect military research networks together. The network at one site was now able to connect to the network at another site. It eventually became known as the internet, from the term “inter-network”.

an abstract of the world map, with a lot of connection lines

the interwebz – an exploration

Many people do not understand beyond a most superficial level what this thing they call the web is. This is the first in a series of articles to explore the web

a film strip of video frames

the art of presenting

Presenting well is an art that is characterised by preparation, and lots of it. Here’s what can happen if you scrimp on that preparation.

a film strip of video frames

a christmas carol

my favourite carol

cover art for BMW's the Hire video series

the hire – the escape

After a fifteen year hiatus from films, BMW posted this on the internet. It is either the first film in a third series, or the last of the films. It is a bit longer and more complex than the earlier films. It is directed by Neil Blomkamp.