This is a list of all the posts in the site, in chronological order with most recent first
Or 'how we got here and where we might go next' ...
This is an autobiographical take on the history of the internet from one person's ex-musician PoV. I think this standpoint is probably quite representative of how internet culture came to be what it is today.
In the beginning...Read More
Open Access (OA) has always been thought about as a way to throw open the doors of reading and publishing academic work. To encourage anyone and everyone to read expert peer reviewed knowledge from a wide range of subject areas, and that academics, scientists and researchers from all disciplines can...Read More
It's going to be very interesting what happens to microblogging now, with the apparent chaotic meltdown of 'X', formerly known as Twitter, and the rapid, planned rise of Threads. While I expect Mastodon or other microblogging federated platforms will very likely continue to draw in the older, mor...Read More
There is a huge problem rapidly approaching on the horizon of data society: the authenticity and custodianship of the Knowledge Web. This has been especially highlighted by the ever expanding AI data web crawling and soon to be encountered 'unravelling' of AI content as it devours its own output to...Read More
Back in 2007, a movement sprang up and immediately gained prominent attention, known as 'the Oil of the 21st Century' (aka Oil21). Their message was that intellectual property would become the most valuable asset of the global internet world. And 16 years later, it's very clear that they were righ...Read More
A time will shortly be upon us when we must decide, make a choice about how we might want our interweb to look and be in the near future and beyond. I think it boils down to a single catch-all choice: who owns the content and interactions of the Internet. This choice isn't new, it's been bubbling up...Read More
Today's angry place is focused on the double standards of embracing big tech without question versus espousal of critical literacy that exists in academia. Why is this so?
AI chatbot mass use is totally unsustainable from an environmental perspective, yet do we hear anyone talking about that in...Read More
This post is about the shifting sands of technology we find ourselves in as simple flesh and bone humans trying to deal with the landscapes of media and information in our datafied lives. Nothing is certain, nothing is permanent. It is actually a bit terrifying.
Web 2, at first seen a...Read More
At the beginning of 2003 I was suddenly made redundant from the music merchandise company I had worked part time at for about nine years. We had no warning, the boss just ran off with all the money, leaving everyone owed £££. It was the end to both a reasonable alt-culture job, but also marks for me...Read More
I've been learning Grav and that mainly means learning how Twig templating works. I reckon I've made reasonable progress in the month Ive been working with Grav, so I feel good. Learning a new CMS and how to build the site and customise it's processes, I tend to just throw myself in and steadily wor...Read More