Author Archives: Alex

That’s not how age actually works

There are plenty of hills to die on online but I never thought I’d get involved in the birthday equivalent of the flat earth society. I was reading a thread about a particular Arsenal player, when there seemed to be … Continue reading

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PS5 and Xbox One Series X- who’s winning the PR war?

We’re at the end of a console generation and it’s exciting and exceptionally frustrating at the moment to see how things are developing with the drip feed of hype and information about the next generation of consoles. Both machines are … Continue reading

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Breaking news? Broken news

If there is one thing this election cycle has shown us other than how broken our political system is, it is how broken our news coverage system is. This is perhaps something we have imported from America- under any previous … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley, Ambassadors, and the speculative fiction of Peter F Hamilton

Denmark, we are told, has sent an ambassador to Silicon Valley. Ignoring the fact that in a data first world, the idea of physically embedding an individual in a place famed for it’s technology, seems an anachronism (the parties must … Continue reading

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For the Ultra Rich, money is the least of their worries

It was interesting to read this article in the FT about how the Ultra Rich in America (the top 0.1%) are happy to pay a bit more tax. It makes them almost human. Until you realise the amount of work … Continue reading

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