Accidental Autobiography

Monday, February 19, 2001 Should you keep five year-old email messages? I’m currently tidying up the contents of various hard drives and floppy disks (remember them?) to prepare for the arrival of a new machine. But how much to throw out is proving a difficult question. You keep photographs to remind of the things you’ve […]

Cabin Fever

Saturday, June 19, 1999 In the last 15 months I’ve been on over 70 aeroplanes. Since this January, from my base in Kansas, the list of cities I’ve been in seems ridiculous – Atlanta, DC, Chicago, Dallas, Tucson, San Francisco (twice), Dublin (twice), Galway, Cincinnati, Denver, Santa Fe (three times).  You can spin this unlikely […]

Natural Technology

Friday, March 19, 1999 Over the weekend, while snow fell outside, I made a unilatleral decision that it was spring, and went shopping online for outdoors stuff.  The technology was a great help. I trawled through reviews from people who already had the gear I was looking at, and discussion board questions from people going […]