Thirty-somethings Tash and her brother Jamie didn’t mean to time travel back to October 1984, but bizarrely they did on the very day that Bob Geldof watched the BBC news report which moved him to form Band Aid and record “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Except their arrival caused him to miss it. So because […]Read More Do They Know It’s Christmas Yet?: They took a trip back to 1984 and broke it.
The fifth in our series of public transport design guides, our Berlin U-Bahn Architecture & Design Map is now shipping. Written and curated by transport design historian Dr Verena Pfeiffer-Kloss, with original photography by Nigel Green, this two-sided cartographic guide offers fascinating insight into the U-Bahn’s 20th century architecture and graphic design for transport lovers, […]Read More Berlin U-Bahn Architecture & Design Map
Shift happens will tell the story of keyboards like no book ever before: 150 years of keys, from the early typewriters to the pixellated keyboards in our pockets. It’ll show the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful, the awkward, the forgotten, the gross, and the inspiring… More here. If this is your kind of […]Read More Shift happens
Amazon’s Kindle e-readers get new software updates regularly, and they’re mostly of the nondescript, invisible “performance improvements and bug fixes” variety. But the most recent operating system update (version 5.13.7) is rolling out now, and it refreshes the device’s user interface for the first time since 2016 or so. Amazon says that redesigns for the […]Read More A Kindle user interface overhaul
In this wise and very funny journey into the outrage industry, Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles explores how by shouting about everything, we have lost sight of the fights that actually matter – and created a world where our outrage feels with consequence… More here. This is on my reading list purely because it is a subject […]Read More Why Everyone is Shouting and No One is Talking
I may be the last person in the world to discover Humans of New York, but it is an inspirational resource which explores the lives of real people. No celebrities, no fanfare, just real life. And it finally makes Instagram useful. There is also a book available which is excellent, albeit not one that works […]Read More Humans of New York
Really the only thing needed is an e-reader (and a USB cable to connect to it). For this project, a Kindle was donated to me by a friend. It is a Kindle 3 WiFi (nicknamed K3, or K3W). You will find many second-hand earlier models like that on eBay for instance. You’ll need a computer […]Read More Literary Clock Made From E-reader
My iPad Pro (1st generation) is close to death. The battery is holding a charge for an hour at most, often less, and the cost of fixing it is prohibitive. I can get it done for £150 by a third party which is tempting, but part of me is loathe to spend such a sum […]Read More What is the best digital note taker?
Is it better to read on your iPad or read on your Kindle? Today we discuss the differences between the two and which is better! I expected the Kindle to win easily, but not in this video. He is of course wrong in a lot of what he says and forgot about battery life and […]Read More Reading on iPad vs Kindle
The Boox Nova 3 Color tablet is the second device to use E Ink’s new 7.8-inch, second-generation Kaleido color screen technology. PocketBook was the first, and its implementation of the new display was an attempt to improve the company’s first color e-reader, the PocketBook Color. That device’s 6-inch screen that made it hard to read […]Read More The Boox Nova 3 Color