Daily Archives: October 26, 2006

Moleskine your London

One for Roo, Sacha and others…

I’m getting caught up in the hype around Moleskine notebooks. I think I want one, but I can’t quite quantify why. I’ve also found it very hard to find them in the shops… I found a few in Selfridges, but can’t seem to find them closer to home. As I get more into offline blogging, I frequently want to jot down a thought, so a nice portable notebook does appeal. They look nice.

(someone jump in and convince me – it shouldn’t take much)

Moleskine have just come out with City Notebooks, and naturally there’s a London version. Since I travel in and out of London regularly, this seems like an obvious choice. Not clear on the size though – is this pocketable, or something I need to carry in my bag?

(originally via Moleskinerie)

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Why I blog

This is my second “go read someone else’s blog” post for today – but then, my time is limited right now.

I kust wanted to say that everything Kelly says over here is basically the same for me. That post puts it far better than I would have done.

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Stuff IBMers have done in Second Life

As noted over on eightbar, some of the Hursley folks have done some very cool things in Second Life already. Here’s a video example:

This isn’t the sole example, of course. Check out my Second Life tag, and the eightbar blog.

Torchwood initial review

I was going to write up my thoughts on last night’s first two episodes of Torchwood, but bsag has done a good job already. If you are interested, go have a read. I added a comment on the post with my own opinions.

(I thought it was very good, by the way)

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Statues of London

There was a remarkable piece on the BBC London news on TV last night (I see that it is also on the website).

They had a chap on who was basically arguing that because he didn’t like certain historical figures, their statues should be ripped down and replaced by others voted for by “the people” or some pieces of sculpture or something. He stood in front of a statue of William Gladstone and said something about what a lot of harm he and his contemporaries had done.

Fortunately there was also a very sensible woman who argued that the statues represent our history; without knowledge of our past, how can we make judgements about the future? (fantastic – great argument for the study of history, too).

Frankly, the guy who didn’t want the statues came over as a bit of a crackpot, with a very thin argument indeed. I think it is madness to say that just because you don’t, with hindsight, agree with the policies of certain individuals in British history, you should tear down their images. Of course there is a case to be made here… and we tread into discussions about various dictators of the relatively recent past… but I think to suggest that the statues in London should be replaced is remarkable. Who makes the judgement about which individuals we no longer celebrate or want to remember? Thin end, long wedge.

I’m somewhat gratified to see that people who are responding to the BBC article are in line with my way of thinking…

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