Rod Douglas

By on Wednesday, 9 September 2015 in People, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Rod Douglas was born in 1947, suspiciously about one week after Aleister Crowley, famous British occultist and believer in reincarnation, died. I’m not linking the two but it’s worth remembering.

He died in August this year, so I wrote a eulogy, you’re welcome to read it…

Why Are We Still Printing Books?

By on Monday, 12 May 2014 in Books | 0 comments

Printing books is wasteful, yet most of the eco-lunatics I know insist on real books for their feel and smell. Hmm, somewhat hypocritical perhaps?

There’s more to it than that though isn’t there?

Actually to answer that question for you ahead of time, yes, yes there is.

Jeff Minter: Futurist

By on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 in Gaming, People | 0 comments

Jeff Minter wrote an article for Commodore Computing International back in 1988 that predicted Google Earth, touch interfaces, the Microsoft Surface and that Atari would be the company that would do it all.

If it wasn’t for that last bit, I’d be hailing him as a modern day Nostradamus. Oh well…