Monthly Archives: February 2015

Wolf Hall

The BBC’s six-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novels (Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies) drew to a close last night. What a wonderful six hours that was! Mesmeric, with acting of the highest order from all concerned. If I … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Important Operating System

I was saddened to learn today that Bill Hill died of a heart attack back in October 2012. Bill was a Scotsman who started out life as a newspaperman and became a typographer, but ended up working for Microsoft. In … Continue reading

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Metro – Murdered By Microsoft?

When Microsoft introduced Windows Phone, precisely five years ago, the major differentiator from Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android was the user experience. Microsoft called the design language: Metro; that is until Metro AG threatened Microsoft with legal action for using … Continue reading

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Dear God…

…will someone please take the new Guardian web site and its designers far, far away? It’s not an improvement on the old, staid, “newspaper on the web” approach. Here’s a case in point: an article about the great Irish actor … Continue reading

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Lenovo ThinkPad 10 vs Yoga 3 Pro

I’ll kick this post off with a disclaimer: YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary. That’s to say that what follows is entirely my subjective impression based upon my usage requirements for portable computing. Your requirements may well be entirely different, … Continue reading

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