Today's Links


A paper notebook that syncs to the cloud

Fill up your notebook, post it to Mod using the pre-paid shipping envelope stored in the back cover, they scan it and sync the PDFs to Dropbox, Evernote and their own web app. Clever. US-only, though.

Homeopathic remedies recalled for containing real medicine
Not The Onion.

An archaeology of text-generating mechanisms.

Our Comrade The Electron
A talk by Maciej Cegłowski.
Robert Hood on Being David in a Techno World of Goliaths

The minimal techno pioneer breaks down the many guises he’s taken on through his lengthy career.

Free Philip K. Dick: Download 13 Great Science Fiction Stories

Get acquainted with one of the great science fiction writers of our time, Philip K. Dick. Here we have gathered together 13 free stories, some in text, some in audio.

Our long-term economic plan for Britain

Want to find out what the Conservatives are doing for your area? Now you can!

Funny! Also: not funny.

Reuters investigates – More about The Child Exchange

Ongoing Reuters coverage about the online marketplace where parents offer adopted children they no longer want to raise.

Atos ‘misled ministers’ to win lucrative contract assessing disabled for benefits
Conspiracy and cock up. Brilliant.
Champion tea-making brownie has a smashing time

1984 Tea Maker of the Year. 650 proudly displayed cups and saucers. What could go wrong?

Student fees policy likely to cost more than the system it replaced

The proportion of graduates failing to pay back student loans is increasing at such a rate that the Treasury is approaching the point at which it will get zero financial reward from the government’s policy of tripling tuition fees to £9,000 a year.