Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hawthorn & Child

Their work expressed the belief that human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down. Logical construction and argument gives way to irrational and illogical speech and to its ultimate conclusion, silence Theatre of the Absurd … Continue reading

Posted in Books and things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Crack open the Bombardier

Follow your spirit, and upon this charge Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George! King Henry V – Henry V, Act III Scene 1 An especially apt quote, as today is both Shakespeare’s birthday and St. George’s day. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Culture | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some unfinished thoughts originally intended for the 2013 Admap prize

So, the shortlist for this year’s Admap prize has been announced, and I notice that Anjali Ramachandran posted her excellent entry on PHD London’s blog earlier today too. This is the second year that Admap have held the contest, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Be Still My Beating Heart

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Thatcher, The Internet and Good and Bad History

No one has the right to spend their life without being offended Philip Pullman De Mortuis nil nisi bonum dicendum est [or, roughly, speak no ill of the dead] Chilon of Sparta Yesterday, one of the most influential British politicians … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To Save Everything, Click Here

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads….That sucks” Jeff Hammerbacher “We’re there. The future that visionaries imagined in the late 1990s of phones in our pockets and high-speed Internet in the air: … Continue reading

Posted in Books and things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

You can always count on Winston for a suitable quote

“Nothing would be more fatal than for the Government of States to get in the hands of experts. Expert knowledge is limited knowledge, and the unlimited ignorance of the plain man who knows where it hurts is a safer guide … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment