Monday morning. What a relief. Have spent most of the weekend recovering from Friday's Gary Numan V96 warmup gig, held down in a shed in Chelsea.
Starting in 1996, before 'blog' was even a word, Rupert Goodwins has been writing dyspeptic, dramatic, disbelieving or delighted descriptions of daily life in IT journalism. Rupert's Diary is that collection, and will be updated until there are no more silly or splendid things happening in the world of digital technology - or the Rapture, whichever happens first. The smart money's on the Rapture.
Rupert started off as a nerdy lad expecting to be an electronics engineer, but having tried it for a while discovered that journalism was more fun. He ended up on PC Magazine in the early '90s, before that evolved into ZDNet UK - and Rupert evolved with them into an online journalist.
Oh dear. One of the more pleasant aspects of this job is the steady stream of Stupid Things that turn up in the post from public relations companies and their clients.
Any week that starts with me having to rip the top off my PC is not going to go smoothly, but, nevertheless, have great fun with a new video card, Motion Picture from Advanced Technologies Manufacturing Ltd. This is a UK company who's previously done stuff for Acorn computers in the educational sector - don't get me started on Acorn - but is now branching out to Windows, PCs and other, more common markets.
Email addresses: seven. E-mail messages: 168. Not good.