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What Do I Listen To? 2011

In October of last year I moved permanently to Japan. Because I now work from home, my podcasting habits have been affected somewhat. I do still make time for podcasts but I’m not as desperate as I once was and I find it more difficult to force myself to, say, listen to my Japanese podcasts, […]

What Do I Listen To? 2010

These just seem to get later every year, don’t they? Initially it was January, then February, now it’s March. It’s probably good that I waited a couple of months, though, because there’s a few new ones that have snuck in just in time. Let’s see what I’m listening to this year and how many sentences […]

Intellectual Elitism’s Dark Side

Well it’s time to rail against Slate again for their coverage of technology. The latest piece to catch my ire is ‘YouTube’s dark side.’ by Nick Douglas. In it Douglas suggests that because YouTube is the mass-market video site on the web it’s, well, filled with derivative, boring crap that do nothing to push the […]

This Just In: iPhone Doesn’t Cure Cancer

So there’s an article by Tim Wu over at Slate about how the iPhone isn’t as revolutionary as Apple makes it out to be. John Gruber has done a pretty good job in the past few days deconstructing some of the anti-iPhone articles out there but he seems to have missed Wu’s so I thought […]