Posts Tagged: Books

Read The Blurb

A little while ago the nice people at Blurb contacted me, and asked if I would like to create a book of my Photo 366 project. I pointed out that my project ground to an early halt with just 126 photos taken, but they were OK with that, and so Photo 126 – The BookContinue Reading ›

On Writing

I’ll preface this essay by stating that I am not, and do not consider myself to be, a writer. I recently visited the Writing Britain exhibition at the British Library, which “examines how the landscapes of Britain permeate great literary works”. It was a fascinating exhibition with manuscripts and notes from Arthur Conan Doyle, J.G.Continue Reading ›

Arthur C. Clarke Invented The iPad

I’m reading 2001: A Space Odyssey at the moment and was struck by this passage in which Arthur C. Clarke essentially describes the iPad, some 40 years before its invention by Apple. He would plug his foolscap-sized newspad into the ship’s information circuit and scan the latest reports from Earth. He then continues to describe theContinue Reading ›

Typewriters

I love this image that I just came across on The Well Appointed Desk; it combines my love of old technology with some of my favourite authors. There is one striking omission for me; that of my favourite author William Gibson who wrote the cyberpunk classic Neuromancer on an manual typer writer of 1930s vintage.Continue Reading ›

Plastic the Colour of Vaseline

My favourite author William Gibson is on Twitter. I love this tweet of his – it’s pure Gibson distilled to 137 characters: In Paris, I always imagine living in a doghouse-sized all-Muji garret. Tiny corrugated cardboard speakers. Plastic the color of Vaseline. — William Gibson (@GreatDismal) July 14, 2010