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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Coding for Kids

On Wednesday evening 12 October 2011 I was at the head office of The Guardian for the inaugural meeting of a new movement called Coding for Kids and the atmosphere was alive with anticipation!
Around 45 people had gathered to explore what we can do to promote the idea of “computer programming” (to use old fashioned 1970s terminology) or “coding” as we call it nowadays (that is to say writing lines of computer code). A handful of software developers were there, a handful of teachers, and ex-teachers, a few kids, some …

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[11 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Boris Johnson on Police in London

Amongst all of the discussion about the UK riots in early August 2011, one tweet stood out from all the rest.

Dan Hogan appears to have hit the nail on the head. And, seems to be saying what is really obvious, even if that runs counter to the “professional lie” employed by “those in the know”.
If you are reading this at some point long after August 2011 you may need reminding:

Rioting started in London on Saturday 6 Aug 2011.
On Monday 8 Aug 2011 there were 6,000 police officers on duty when …

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[25 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
One Sentence Paragraphs

When did the School of Good Journalism deliver the “One Sentence ” edict?

I ask, only because I have noticed a trend over the past year or so for news organisations to deliver their articles in a series of multiple “one sentence” monologues. I have remarked to the BBC about this many times. I have also caught The Guardian doing it, I have caught other newspapers doing it, and this week The Telegraph is at it, conspicuously!
Enough! At the risk of sounding like the perennial letter writer to The Times (that …

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[14 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

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A weekend mix of the trivial and the profound

Google’s offices in central London played host to HackCamp over the weekend of 12/13 June 2010 and I was there! To hack! And for those of you who don’t know, in software developer circles the verb “to hack” means “to write code” or “to program” or generally “to develop software” and it has no connection with what the press …

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[15 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

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Technology Thursday
When was the last time you bought a newspaper? I haven’t bought one for many months now, and I read all of my news on line. I hardly ever watch TV either, because now I can get my news at whatever time I want it.
For 30 years I have been a Times reader, and I have watched BBC news at 9pm (and then they moved it to 10pm). …

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[2 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

Technology Thursday
The art of journalism is changing! When I went past my bank yesterday morning (near Spitalfields Market) I noticed a security guard standing outside and I realised that the #g20 crowd were in town. So, inbetween doing regular work at my desk, I kept an eye on Twitter to see what was happening in the City; and I was fortunate enough to find a tweet with a link to scribblelive.
The Guardian has launched a new service (well new to me anyway) where breaking news is fed directly to the …

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[29 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

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World Affairs on Sunday
BarcampLondon6! This entire weekend has been spent at the new head office of The Guardian newspaper where I have met the most incredible and diverse collection of people ever! And I travel! I have been to 32 different countries and I speak 5 languages (badly) – 6 if you include my native English! Never before have I experienced such an eclectic mix of people and such …

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[8 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Kings Cross is going up in the world and I was privileged, recently, to have a look around The Guardian’s new head office at Kings Place. Their move from the old Farringdon Road HQ is practically complete.
To celebrate their newly acquired jewel, they have kindly agreed to support Barcamp London 6 which is taking place over the weekend of 28/29 March 2009. Now . . . what is a Barcamp I hear you ask? Well, it’s just what it sounds like . . . you go and camp in a …