Archive For February 2013

Tom Bihn Ristretto Review

Tom Bihn contacted me after I reviewed their Western Flyer travel bag, and asked if I would like to review their Ristretto laptop bag. They didn’t need to ask twice, and just a few days later UPS were at my door, sadly with another customs bill, but we won’t go into that. I’d originally planned Read the article…

Giving Up Twitter For Lent

I’ve never given anything up for Lent before, but this year I’m giving up Twitter. Over the last few months I’ve found Twitter less engaging, and less rewarding, and after the latest round of hoo-hah I’ve decided that a longer break is in order. Related to this is the realisation that the ‘signal to noise’ Read the article…

You Are Not A Gadget

Something went wrong around the start of the twenty-first century. The crowd was wise. Social networks replaced individual creativity. There were more places to express ourselves than ever before … yet no one really had anything to say. — Jaron Lanier

Tom Bihn Western Flyer Review

I’ve just returned from the latest, and sadly final, New Adventures in Web Design conference in Nottingham, and once again my Tom Bihn Western Flyer was my luggage of choice. My Western Flyer has quickly become one of my favourite, and most used pieces of luggage. I love it, and so thought I’d write a Read the article…