Catholic Call to Boycott “Golden Compass”

In December 2004 I bemoaned the fact that god was to be cut from the film versions of His Dark Materials. The first film will be released in a couple of months’ time and I see (via MediaWatchWatch) that the cuts from The Golden Compass aren’t deep enough the satisfy the Catholic League who have… Continue reading Catholic Call to Boycott “Golden Compass”

Out of the Tunnel

I’m currently reading Rachel‘s book Out of the Tunnel. You should too. It’s really rather good. More details when I’ve finished it (which won’t take long at all – it’s a very gripping read).

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British Book Awards

The shortlists for this years British Book Awards have been announced. Richard Dawkins is included on the Author of the Year list and The God Delusion is on the Book of the Year list. Don’t forget to vote. Update: The results were announced yesterday and Richard Dawkins is Author of the year.

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Compare and Contrast

From the Amazon.com page for the book Google Analytics by Mary E. Tyler and Jerri Ledford “…very useful.” (dave.org.uk, October 2006) Which is extracted somewhat carefully from the review I wrote In summary, the descriptions of the Google Analytics reports are very useful if you can ignore the over-familiar language, but the sections that contain… Continue reading Compare and Contrast

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Shaking Up Tech Publishing

There’s an interesting discussion over on David Heinemeier Hansson’s blog about how the technical publishing industry could change in order to give better deal to technical authors. It’s particularly notable for the contributions from Tim O’Reilly and Gary Cornell (the publisher at Apress). One point that interested me was DHH’s assertion that all books are… Continue reading Shaking Up Tech Publishing