Monthly Archives: April 2008

Oscar Wilde and the publicity machine

Yes, we have the Oscar Wilde trials. Exciting, huh? … Yes, that’s all we’ve got. No, we didn’t censor anything. The “details of the case are unfit for publication” bit? That was the original publishers. They did that all the … Continue reading

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A screen without a mouse is broken

Another perspective on Wikipedia (and check out the gin analogy…): I was being interviewed by a TV producer to see whether I should be on their show, and she asked me, “What are you seeing out there that’s interesting?” I … Continue reading

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An Old Bailey evening update

Of today’s server-grinding-to-a-halt issues, the question has been asked – couldn’t this be anticipated? To which the answer is: it was. We knew that the publicity and the appeal of the subject would bring the site temporarily to its knees. … Continue reading

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Old Bailey Online: now from 1674 to 1913 (check it out before it collapses)

Well, I was a little cryptic the other week, but tomorrow it all goes public (and we kind of expect it to crash at some point – I’ll be almost disappointed if it doesn’t…),* and today there is a pretty … Continue reading

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Recently noted around the web

What I’ve been reading online lately… A rogue copy editor’s manifesto  because language belongs to the people who use it. amen. The 50 Greatest Crime Writers  according to The Times, anyway… at least, some of the articles are worth reading Successful Test … Continue reading

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When swearing goes bad

There is this unintentionally (I think) hilarious article in the Times Online about swearing. One of my favourite topics! What makes it funny, first off? All of the swearwords have been asterisked out. And then, I always have to giggle … Continue reading

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Momentous Changes

And so I’ve been in my job for long enough (it doesn’t feel like it) for Something Very Major to be happening. You may find out for yourself tomorrow, if you happen to be visiting the right corner of the … Continue reading

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Recently noted around the web

What I’ve been reading online lately… omg a capshun!  bonus meta lolcats! Play It Again, Sam (Re-enactments, Part One) – Errol Morris  illusions and deceptions in documentary reconstructions Rise of the Digital NEH  overview of the current state of digital humanities

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