Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Blog of the Week: Orwell's Diaries

I'm technically in the States as this is being published but am writing it before I go for scheduled release. So it seems appropriate that I should mention this blog, which is similarly delayed (albeit by much longer)...
‘When one reads any strongly individual piece of writing, one has the impression of seeing a face somewhere behind the page’, wrote George Orwell, in his 1939 essay on Charles Dickens.

From 9th August 2008, you will be able to gather your own impression of Orwell’s face from reading his most strongly individual piece of writing: his diaries. The Orwell Prize is delighted to announce that, to mark the 70th anniversary of the diaries, each diary entry will be published on this blog exactly seventy years after it was written, allowing you to follow Orwell’s recuperation in Morocco, his return to the UK, and his opinions on the descent of Europe into war in real time. The diaries end in 1942, three years into the conflict.
So: one of our greatest political writers is "blogging" seventy years after he first wrote his the content. Enough said, I think.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Physics Rap, Anyone?

Found this video courtesy of the Pynchon-List today (yes, that's a mailing list dedicated to Pynchon).

e-Learning at its best or worst? I found it educational anyway. And it's like old-school hip-hop. What's not to love?

Monday, 4 August 2008

New Look

Anyone seen the new look It's very sexy...

I only spotted it today! Not sure when it happened...

I wonder if this'll make it harder to explain for "social bookmarking for beginners" sessions...

You can get to my bookmarks, if you're interested, by going to