Oprah Time: Crypto by Steven Levy

I had read Steven Levy’s previous works Hackers, Insanely Great and Artificial Life earlier on in my PR career. Along with Fire In The Valley and Accidental Empires, Levy’s books had provided a great insight into the technology industry and the cultural forces behind it. Crypto is more of the same as the counter-cultural belief […]

Yojimbo

Some of my blog posts are written on the fly often in reaction to something that has happened or something that I had as an idea and didn’t have the time to develop it fully. A couple of cases in point, my blog post on things I learnt to make long-haul business travel more palatable […]

Decoder

Thanks to Lifehacker for a handy software plug-in that allows you to play a range of different video file formats through QuickTime.I also love the application icon design, a much classier reinterpretation of the Swiss Army knife than the Really Useful Company logo.

Gleaming the Chrome

In the 1980s there was a cheesy film called Gleaming the Cube where a skater (Christian Slater) investigates the murder of his adopted brother at the hands of gun-runners. (Despite featuring Tony Hawk as Buddy the film sucked.) At the moment many people are procastinating over the imminent death of the desktop PC at the […]

A source of constant disappointment

As you may have seen over the past few days parts of the American media seem to think that the launch of Microsoft’s new operating system is turning into a bigger disaster than the war against terror. They’re wrong for two reasons: – The war against terror is majorly messed up because of poor leadership […]