A Pilgrim’s Progress Report #1

But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange (Shakespeare, 1610, The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2) I was originally going to call this blog post Xenophobia, as in an irrational fear or dislike of the unknown. Unfortunately, it has since become a highly emotive word to describe certain discriminatory practices and inflammatory language. […]

Obsolescence Anxiety

The thing that struck me the most about the Feenberg (1989) and Herring (2004) papers was how so out-of-date they were; Herring by a mere three years! It is also indicative of the “instant” and “throw away” culture that we live in. This rapid (rabid sic) technological obsolescence is an anathema. Things are being built […]