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The blog turns 20: a conversation with three internet pioneers

Dave Winer, Megan Hourihan and Justin Hall on the web’s transformation from ‘small village’ to ‘megalopolis’

Inside the Mind of a Fanboy
Specifically mobile ‘phone fanboys, supposedly the most bonkers of all fanpeple (a quick skim of Fandom Wank suggests otherwise).
Kwame Kwei-Armah: ‘I was constantly moaning in London’

When actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah left the UK to become artistic director of Baltimore’s Center Stage theatre in 2011 he jumped headfirst into America’s racial politics…

Typeset in the Future - 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi masterpiece – seems an appropriate place to start a blog about typography in sci-fi. Amongst other delights, it offers a zero-gravity toilet, emergency resuscitations, exploding bolts, and product placement aplenty. It’s also the Ur Example of Eurostile Bold Extended’s regular appearance in spacecraft user interfaces.

Academic Torrents

Sharing data is hard. Emails have size limits, and setting up servers is too much work. We’ve designed a distributed system for sharing enormous datasets - for researchers, by researchers.