Monthly Archives: September 2011

Conversations With My Agent About E-Books

A year ago they were rarer than a very rare thing. There were more of them six months ago, but now they are everywhere – rare is the commute in which I don’t see at least one, and, notwithstanding inasmuch … Continue reading

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It Has Not Escaped Our Notice #6

Just dropped in for a byte…

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The Maison Des Girrafes Caption Competition #353

Pictured recently in Leipzig, at the memorial to Felix Mendelssohn.

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Leipzig

I’m at breakfast with my iPad and a cup of coffee, so just got time to carve a word before I dash off. I’m in Leipzig at the inaugural meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution … Continue reading

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Planet Dinosaur

While browsing the BBC website for something else just now (OK, OK, I wanted to know when Torchwood was on, I have this thing for stroppy leather-clad Welsh women with guns) I discovered the first episode of Planet Dinosaur lurking … Continue reading

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Space

As you both know, I am not a great fan of manned space exploration. To qualify that, though, I think the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS) constituted an expensive distraction after the heroic Apollo missions, during which … Continue reading

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The Maison Des Girrafes Caption Competition #116

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Diamond

I have been deluged by an email from a Ms S. F. of Oxfordshire alerting me to the fact that the Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron facility, has launched a story-writing competition. Details are here, and the beamline … Continue reading

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GarageBand

As a musician, I’m more of a performer than a recorder. Although I have been in studios many times, I simply don’t have the patience and attention to detail that you need for making a good recording. A lot of … Continue reading

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