People often complain that Formula 1 drivers are boring PR machines, stifled by their press officers, incapable of saying or doing anything interesting. I have come to realise that this couldn't be further from the truth.
The Chris Morris sketch that was faded out by an engineer before it ended went down into legend. But why did it happen? None of the explanations stack up to me.
The vinyl resurgence isn't all good news — particularly for independent musicians.
Anyone who reads this blog will know by now that I am no fan of Facebook. But I will defend them on this. The newspaper industry's attempt to pin the blame of their woes on Facebook is wrong.
Formula 1 have announced their online streaming service. But thanks to one short-sighted decision, it won't be available to UK fans until 2025.
Innuendo about the difficulty of working with Japanese firms constantly surrounds Honda. But perhaps the pragmatic Toro Rosso team can make the relationship work.
At work we had a team Burns lunch. Each team member was to supply one item. I was tasked with making a dairy-free cranachan. All I can say is, it's lucky I am the only person in the team who needs to avoid dairy.
The motorsport media landscape is becoming a closed circle. But two long-running F1 websites are fighting back to fly the flag for independent publishing.
2017 is a year that showed that I have a lot to be grateful for. But even though I don't normally set new year's resolutions, I am setting myself three broad goals for 2018.
We have added a bit of brutalism to our living room with these fantastic brutalist coasters made by Slope Design
We have added a bit of brutalism to our living room with these fantastic brutalist coasters made by Slope Design. Each coaster represents one of four iconic British brutalist buildings.
Future historians probably won't understand our internet, and that's OK The internet once promised to offer archivists an unprecedented opportunity to record and track our era. But with social media silos offering "pervasive, unique, personalized, non-repeatable" experiences, it is proving increasingly difficult to preserve our internet. Every major social-networking service uses opaque algorithms to shape…
Alex and I took part in the torchlight procession today.
Google Maps’s moat A brilliant analysis of recent improvements to Google Maps, and why Google is so far ahead of Apple. Just two years after it started adding them, Google already had the majority of buildings in the US. And now after five years, it has my rural hometown — an area it still hasn’t…
Stephen Bush: On the Tube, I saw the father I’d never met – and was happy to find that I had nothing to say to him
Stephen Bush: On the Tube, I saw the father I’d never met – and was happy to find that I had nothing to say to him An extraordinary piece of writing by Stephen Bush, about bumping into someone who didn't know he was his father. I’ve learned to enjoy the upsides of having an absent…
Sticks in the ground for public services You know I love a bit of brutalism. Well here, Ben Holliday draws a comparison between civic architecture of the mid-20th century, and modern-day digital local services. Many of these buildings are now disused or in different states of disrepair. It’s an important reminder. The fact is, no…
The 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager has created renewed interest in the two gold-plated phonograph records that are on board.
A new CD has been recorded in Alex's family's front room -- and it sounds great.
Last month, Alex and I were one of 50,000 people to take part in a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to walk over the new Queensferry Crossing.
20 years on, the work of Chris Morris still feels far more relevant and valuable than any satire of today.