Posts Tagged ‘journalism’

Hacks/Hackers

12Jul11

First off, apologies for all those who’ve been missing the DWS molten eloquence. I’ve taken on a new start-up project, so it’s all busy busy busy (mainly working out what I’ll do with my untold riches when my ship comes in – colossal equestrian statues and gold-plated yachts, I imagine). There have been some good […]


I might be repeating myself here. But having gone to an American university where fun and frivolity definitely took second billing to serious graft, I’m really happy to see more and more commentators expounding the importance of play. This is taken from a recent New York Times article, where the author – an educational psychologist […]


Two quick things: 1) Well done to Caitlin Moran in the Times this week for her article celebrating play. Bafflingly the headline’s something about buttocks on a skirting board, and the reference was lost on me. But nonetheless it was good to see someone championing the right to toboggan on a riot shield, and inject […]


Well done David Eggers. Over in San Francisco the author of ‘A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’ has just launched his latest project, a one-off newspaper called the San Francisco Panorama. What’s great about this is that unlike most publishers Eggers and his fellow McSweeney’s staff haven’t tried to compete with the internet, instead ignoring […]