Recent posts in my The Observer Category
January 14, 2013
Two minor footnotes to the Suzanne Moore / Julie Burchill brouhaha, which developed further today with the Observer removing the article from guardian.co.uk.
July 29, 2012
With barely 3-and-a-half days to go to the opening ceremony, I finally finished editing a book about protest, terror and dissent at the Olympics Games for the Guardian. It is based on a series of blog posts I wrote in the run-up to Beijing in 2008, supplemented with a generous delve into the Guardian’s archive of over a hundred years of reporting the Olympics. As has become the custom, here is the “DVD extra behind-the-scenes editor’s commentary” on putting the book together.
February 19, 2012
I had quite a rude awakening from Twitter on Sunday morning when someone contacted me about John Naughton’s Observer column: “Graphic designers are ruining the web”. The users in the comments have done most of my blogging for me...
January 18, 2012
“Steam multiplied muscle, but computers multiply thought” - Sinclair digital literacy rallying cry from 1983
A 1983 advert for Sinclair Computers still rings true as a rallying cry for digital literacy in our schools.
October 12, 2011
It is just over twenty days since we released the Guardian Facebook app. I’ve been engaged with a lot of conversations with people about it on Twitter over the last couple of weeks, and I thought I might put down a few thoughts on the app, and some of the reaction to it.
February 23, 2010
"Well you seem to have made a lot of people extremely unhappy" - a look through some of the comments left on Observer editor John Mulholland's blog post about the recent redesign of the Sunday print edition of the paper.
February 22, 2010
The Observer relaunched at the weekend with a new magazine and 'The New Review'. Here are some of the things that caught my eye in the new format.
August 27, 2009
The goodie bag we were given at the Summer Sundae festival, featuring The Observer newspaper but Guardian branded merchandise, reminded me how odd I find the historic commandment that on the seventh day, newspapers shall be known by a different name.