Browsing All posts tagged under »the guardian«

Tom Macmaster sets back the Arab Spring decades

June 13, 2011


I’m busy contemplating adding a major new chapter to The Revolution Will Be Tweeted? (which is out now) thanks to this, as well as updating other events  and releasing an expanded second edition soon. That won’t be for a while, though, so if you’re interested in seeing how the now-named Arab Spring came about (and […]

WikiLeaks jumps the shark

January 6, 2011


It’s season five of Happy Days and the Fonz ends up harnessed in to some sort of jetski thing in order to jump a shark. It’s not a totally ridiculous thing – after all, this is a programme where the man could jumpstart a jukebox with his fist and had women literally swooning at his […]

2010 is the year the sitcom came back

September 24, 2010


Comedy is a subjective thing, which means that already from the title of this blogpost I’ll have umpteen readers clawing at their screens saying that I’m entirely wrong and that there has been nothing of worth in the sitcom stakes since The Office/The Good Life/Steptoe and Son/The Phil Silvers Show (delete as appropriate). But listen: […]

Mr. Murdoch, tear down this wall! (or how paywalls are like nightclub ropelines)

June 19, 2010


The discussions over The Times and The Sunday Times going behind a paywall have been going on across the internet for months now. The cud was chewed over far too carefully when it was first rumoured; it went into overkill when it was first announced; but now that it’s actually beginning to happen, opinions have […]