March 16, 2000
The Guardian on easyEverything — this article captures the atmosphere pretty well. I’ve been visiting a lot recently — trying to cut those peak-rate phone bills — and it reminds me of the university computer rooms I used to work and study in.
[personal shite] It’s another one hour powerblog from easyEverything. Tom from Barbelith links to me! Yes I sometimes do this in the easyEverything from TCR… it’s close to GOSH!, Forbidden Planet and it’s on my way home from work… Thanks for the Link, Tom.
March 15, 2000
The Guardian shines a spotlight on Alastair Campbell — Tony Blair’s press secretary. He does not seem to know very much about the Human Genome Project. I am not impressed.
My hour at easyEverything is up. I’m outta here…
[Mayor for London] Ken Livingstone broke Common’s rules on registered interests — apparently about 150, 000 squids worth of outside interests. What next? Stories on Ken’s flirtations with underage girls, drugs and sweets? Dobbo and the Rent Boys on Hampstead Heath?
[movies] BBC News confirms that Speilberg’s next project will be AI — Stanley Kubrick’s unfinished (unstarted?) film about artificial intelligence. I love Kubrick films but Eyes Wide Shut was just awful…. sorry Stanley!! AI has been 30 years in the making… hopefully Speilberg can do justice to Kubrick’s vision — whatever that was.
[personal shite] Okay…. I’m sitting in the easyEverything in Tottenham Court Road. My legs hurt… I’m thirsty… Let’s Blog!
March 14, 2000
Hey! Barbelith is being updated again… Probably the best UK blog around…. Check out The Bomb while you’re there….
Books Unlimited lists Mohamed al Fayed’s favourite books. Here’s a link to the BBC News profile of al Fayed from late last year.
The OED goes online. The Oxford English Dictionary took seventy years to complete. The fascinating story behind it’s creation can be found in the book The Professor and the Madman. Here’s a link to the OED’s page on it’s history.
[lastminute] Various Links on Lastminute: Comment from NewsUnlimited. The current share price from UKinvest and finally the site in question: lastminute.com
[lastminute ipo] BBC News reports that lastminute floats at 3.80 a share.
March 13, 2000
[Movies] Here’s a link to The Insider website. I found a link to the original source material for The Insider — an article in Vanity Fair — “The Man Who Knew To Much”
[Mayor for London] BBC News supplies a fascinating political analysis on beards in the British Government. Why no picture of Dobson without the beard? I’ve not seen one on the web anywhere… weird.
Yet another “is the Internet bubble going to burst” article. The lastminute.com IPO seems to be generating a bunch of them in the UK press.
[lastminute ipo] According to News Unlimited — lastminute is likely to be heavily over subscribed.
March 12, 2000
Great two-part article/interview with John Romero on his upcoming game Daikatana [Part One] [Part Two]
[movies] Interview with Jeffery Wigand. This is the man who blew the whistle on Big Tobbacco and who’s story recently formed the inspiration for Michael Mann’s film The Insider.
Yet another “is the Technology bubble going to burst?” article.
The Sunday Times has a profile of Ian Brady. Why bother?
“Whatever happened to Quentin Tarantino?” Is Tarantino the bizzaro Y2K Howard Hughes?
[Mayor for London] “Hoi! Lose the hair Beardy!” The Observer reports that the aides have told Frank Dobson to lose the beard or lose the election. Someone should report that bullshitting mirthmakers are running the Dobson campaign!
March 11, 2000
[quote] “I really do think that the battlelines have been drawn. I want to see comics as a pop medium, I want to see the Forbidden Planet empire reaching out to every city in the world like McDonald’s. I want to see comic creators and retailers in Vogue and on telly, but ranged against that brilliant global vision are the cornershop bankers who just want to sneak home with their brown paper bags and their Betty Page video’s and who’re just desperate to keep comics at the level of stamp collecting and train-spotting because they can’t face up to the glare of the real world. Which side will you be on? — its as simple as that.” — Grant Morrison (1992)