Month: February 2005

Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | Wired for sound: “Robert Moog, pioneer of the modern synthesiser, sounds a little bemused by the film that has been made about him. ‘I wouldn’t make a documentary about myself at all. I don’t think it’s that interesting. I do feel a bit embarrassed at times.’ He does […]

Fantastic Metropolis ? Fifty Fantasy & Science Fiction Works That Socialists Should Read “This is not a list of the “best” fantasy or SF. There are huge numbers of superb works not on the list. Those below are chosen not just because of their quality—which though mostly good, is variable—but because the politics they embed […]

While it might be tempting to tease giants, don’t do it kids – the BFG only exists in Doom. 

Hank and Grill relax after a hard day grinding. You can spot my pet crocodile Bar in the corner there, and Phibes lookig away in horror. 

A parent’s primer to computer slang: “It’s important to remember that the leetspeek community encourages new forms and awards individual creativity, resulting in a dynamic written language that eludes conformity or consistency.” Go on Bill, patronise me some more.

The New York Times > Health > Mental Health & Behavior > For the Worst of Us, the Diagnosis May Be ‘Evil’: “‘When you start talking about evil, psychiatrists don’t know anything more about it than anyone else,’ Dr. Simon said. ‘Our opinions might carry more weight, under the patina or authority of the profession, […]

About My Vote “Tony may not be admitting it, but the Electoral Commission’s timetable seems pretty convinced that Britain will go to the polls on May 5. If you haven’t yet registered to vote, that means you have until March 11 to do so.” The Backbencher. I hope you’re all registered; let’s see if we […]