Posts Tagged: Writing

The All Purpose Postcard

I think this all purpose postcard is marvellous; just tick the boxes, and pop it in the post. From now on I shall address all postcards Dear Cads.

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 the Continue 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

Ideas of March

Ideas of March is a great initiative from Chris Shiflett to resurrect the blog. I agree with Chris when he attributes the demise of blogging to the rise of Twitter. Personally I know there are many things I tweet that would have been the basis of a blog post in the past. You’d be forgiven 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