Information & Misinformation
21 August 2011 | Living
At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Dave Gorman’s Power Point Presentation looked at how ‘facts’ on the web can propagate. He may have been born a Christian and become an atheist, but when his Wikipedia entry described him as Jewish that ‘fact’ soon spread far and wide. ...
Minis in China
7 March 2011 | Transport
‘Come to China for the launch of the new Mini Countryman model,’ suggested BMW China. Selling cars to China sounds a bit like that old ‘coals to Newcastle’ (or ‘ice cream to Eskimos’) line, but either trade with China has to be two way or we’re going to be up to our ...
Other Transport in 2009
17 December 2009 | Transport
During the year I flew lots of places and drove lots of places, but I also used a wide variety of other forms of transport. In my Fun & Fare Evasion blog I tell the story of being caught travelling without a ticket on the Budapest subway. I also ponder – in Sydney...
Alaska Blog 7 – The Kenai Peninsula
6 August 2009 | Places
I’m in Alaska travelling with an LPTV film crew making a program for the forthcoming Roads Less Travelled series with National Geographic. I’ve been east and north-west from Anchorage, now I’m heading directly west to the Kenai Peninsula to try clam digging, sailing a...
Alaska Blog 6 – Nome
2 August 2009 | Places
I’m in Alaska travelling with an LPTV film crew making a program for the forthcoming Roads Less Travelled series with National Geographic. I’ve been east of Anchorage across Prince William Sound to McCarthy-Kennecott and the Wrangell-St Elias National Park, now I’m he...