To the Tune of: Jeff Wayne;Richard Burton;Justin Hayward – The Eve Of The War This is the longer draft of a short piece I did for the just-released Delayed Gratification. Before the Wikileaks stuff happened incidentally, so I was prescient about 4Chan. Missile weapons, phalanxes, military organisation, artillery, ironclads, dreadnoughts, machine guns, submarines, and finally nuclear
Games journalism isn’t that clear. Some people don’t think it’s journalism, and they think that using the word ‘journalism’ in combination with games is bad for communication, as it weakens the acuity of the language, and especially bad for journalism, as it associates journalism with something distasteful. It’s something I’ve heard repeatedly over the years, but I heard it most recently in reference to Pat Garratt’s polemic on the games news business.
To the tune of: Morecambe & Wise – Me And My Shadow I wrote this: http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/why-you-must-keep-track-of-your-online-profile-709345 “You might not realise it yet, but you’re a brand. All this time you’ve been walking and talking and posting on the internet, thinking you were a person, when you’ve been a brand all along. Who’d have thought it? All of
To the tune of: Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick by Ian Dury & The Blockheads. Radian6 is the paid-for social media metric of choice… (@robshaw99) …while Google Alerts is the free metric. (@melcarson) Any brand failure to engage with users will be punished… …but don’t overlink your sites – and don’t build e-commerce and
So. Jill split up with me. Here’s how it went. My friend Chiarina, who I’ve not seen for too many years, had mailed me months ago with a life update, demanding I send one packed with revelations back to her. Being an open sort of person, I was open about nearly all the crap that’s