Monthly Archives: June 2003

This just in this morning from the BBC News Online tech crew:

“Yesterday afternoon [we] pulled the big red lever to make the CPS start publishing RSS versions of all the NewsOnline indexes on the website.


Front Page



News 24

…and for all of you going away to Glastonbury next weekend, Summer Music Festivals 2003

in the UK Edition

And similarly in the World Edition,


And Business


The more ambitious of you out there should be able to work out the URL’s of any index you want.

I love those guys.

Ecotone is a wiki for collaborative writing about “place”:

“The Ecotone wiki is intended as a portal for those who are interested in learning and writing about place. It came about as a meeting spot for a number of webloggers who write extensively about place in their own blogs and were wishing to work more collaboratively, as well as raise awareness to this genre of weblogs.”

Fascinating also to find the term ecotone means “A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.”

» Ecotone wiki: Writing about place
[via Boynton]

“Of course there is no Hadid to be found yet in Britain apart from the woman herself and her colleagues in a converted school in Clerkenwell. She won the competition for the Cardiff Bay opera house years ago, only to be stymied by the forces of English conservatism and Welsh parochialism, a deadly combination.”

» “Zaha Hadid brings subtlety to Cincinnati. Not something it’s used to.”

King’s Lead Hat is my I-Ching:

“The weapon’s ready (ready Freddy) the guns purr -  The satellite distorts 
his voice to a slur

He gives orders (finger pie) which no-one hears  – The king’s hat fits 
over their ears

He takes his mannequin (tram line) cold turpentine – He tries to dial out 999999999

He dials reception (moving finger): he’s all alone  – He’s just a figment 
on the telephone!

At least perhaps it was.

I’d always thought it was: “He’s just a figment of the telephone”; which popped into my head when I read this piece on “digital self-fashioning”.

Ah well.


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