The New Makers and the iPad Haters

I keep getting asked when I’m getting an iPad. I’m not. Part of the reason is covered in a lovely post by Cory Doctorow on Boingboing: “Why I won’t buy an iPad (and think you shouldn’t, either)” “I believe — really believe — in the stirring words of the Maker Manifesto: if you can’t open it, you don’t own it. Screws… Read more →

Teentech – Showing What You Can Do

The ultimate cure for jetlag? Well, spending the day with 300 teenagers, obviously. On Friday I joined Maggie Philbin, the afore mentioned teenagers, and a dedicated team of grown ups at The Madejski Stadium in Reading, Berkshire, for Teentech 2010. The number of children studying science and maths has been in decline for many years in the UK, prompting government… Read more →

A Week Without Google – Day 1

On my posterous blog this morning I posted a challenge: A Week Without Google… …For me at least. This week I’m going to be going without Google in my life. It was a conversation with @monkchips that finally pushed me over the edge. As he held up his Google branded phone to take a picture that with probably end up on… Read more →


This Saturday I’ll be up at Tweetcamp in London. I caught up with driving force Farhan Rehman to ask him what it’s all about. And he’s posted more about What to Expect at TweetCamp: The aim, is to bring people together in person who know each other through Twitter, but don’t necessarily know each other well in person. Given that, of the people… Read more →