Category Archives: History

Sunday Spam: toast and vegemite

This week, I feel the need to emphasise that linking does not imply uncritical endorsement! Philip Roth and Wikipedia There’s only one problem with this: Roth’s open letter is at best the (justifiably) aggrieved and confused ramblings of a man … Continue reading

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On being X-ish

Now that I have described how I graduated into Generation X, I have a secret to confess: I’m starting to think that that might not be entirely wrong. Let’s stick to cohort effects here, since it’s supposed to be a … Continue reading

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Book review: The Commission

Philip Shenon, The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation This is a major contrast to Steven Levy’s In the Plex. Yes, obviously the subject matter is pretty far removed, but aside from that Shenon is all critical sources … Continue reading

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Sunday Spam: scrambled eggs and pesto

I have Instapaper now! Which means I read more stuff. Which means that every so often I will share things with you. On Sundays, sometimes. This week is biased towards American stuff, because Instapaper’s Browse page tends towards longer stuff … Continue reading

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Digitising letters

I was talking to Valerie Aurora and others on Twitter over the last day talking about Ada Lovelace’s letters, and whether there are copies freely available publicly. The short answer is no. The long answer is that many/most letters by … Continue reading

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