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Joanna Russ is dead

Joanna Russ is dead, which is terrible and sad and depressing as hell. Her 1972 short-story ‘When It Changed’ blew my mind when I first read it in 1979 and still makes me re-cast my eye over so many things…

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it was (almost) forty years ago today

On the 9th December 2008, it will be 40 years since Doug Engelbart’s Mother of all Demos (as it’s come to be known, thanks to Steven Levy using the phrase to describe the event in his 1994 book Insanely Great:…

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fun stuff to fill your day rather than proper work

First up, just knowing there is an Octopus News Magazine makes my day. It only gets better to learn they have a wonderfully Cthulhu-esque logo which I can get on a t-shirt. As for the articles, I don’t know I’ll…

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