Using ‘Known’

I’ve been reading stuff by Audrey Watters for a while now. She’s a great writer and independent rabble rouser on issues of technology and education. And she’s also very astute about the use of digital tools. I’ve noticed in the last few days her use of a platform that makes it easy to keep your own… Read More »


  Kids are great when it comes to exploring fonts. They explore and get obsessed about trying their writing out in different fonts, realising that the experience of reading really is affected by the fonts we use. And then we grow up and it doesn’t really matter: we become default junkies, easily acquiescing to the… Read More »

New Mag for Health Care

Here’s an interesting looking new publication for nurses. It’s neatly divided into ‘features’ and ‘practicalities’. The writing’s good and since it’s been launched by a nurse and illustrator, Anna Magnowska, there’s great illustrations and photographs. It’s neither weekly nor monthly but rather on-going in web-like fashion. Certainly worth subscribing to. All of PRN’s content. Source: //prnmagazine////prnmagazine//… Read More »

What typing on a keyboard can tell us

Here are some researchers at MIT who have developed a piece of software that detects changes in keystroke patterns amongst people using a computer keyboard. Their analyses of those patterns might just revolutionise neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s. I wonder if anyone is currently working on an algorithm that might detect the tiny changes in conversational… Read More »

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks professor of neurology at the New York University School of Medicine, and the author of many books, including “Awakenings” and “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” today wrote a beautiful, wise and heart-warming letter sharing the news that he has been diagnosed with a form of cancer that gives him months… Read More »