Of Oxford, debates and babies

“Don’t hit her, Dad, she’s about to be published in Nature!”, exclaimed Felicity from the car’s back seat as the errant cyclist, apparently an eminent microbiologist, blithely veered out into the traffic. Yes, we’re back in Oxford, where cars are actively discouraged and bicycles reign supreme. It’s a great time to visit, as the weather has been lovely, the Oxford Literary Festival is on, and Continue reading

A brief digression – Google

A while back I posted on Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows, and included reference to his article ‘Is Google Making Us Stupid‘. Then, out of the blue, a few days I was contacted by Tony Shin, who wanted “feedback on a graphic my team and I designed – which focuses on how the instant gratification of the Internet has affected society, our minds and made us impatient.” Continue reading