You don't get many new shapes in a lifetime. Many new combinations, true, but break the visual world down and it's built out of bits of regular polygons, curves and a smattering of randomness - as it has forever, and as we've learned to look at it since the ancient Greek philosophers.
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.
One of the most striking aspects of the Chilean mining disaster was that the trapped workers were quickly in communication with the surface, even though they were close to a kilometre underground.Radio doesn't work through the ground - at least, not the sort that's any good for talking in real time.
East Coast Main Line - the renationalised GNER service between London and Scotland via York and Newcastle - has good and bad points. Despite dilapidated carriages, cramped seating and prices that are on a par (to be generous) with flying, it remains a civilised and at times beautiful way to rattle to Edinburgh and back.
One of the major hassles for the peripatetic Web user is - or used to be - bookmarks. When you live in your browser, you accumulate a whole set of must-have services as favourites in your bookmark list: if you find yourself on another computer, or installing a browser on a new system, it's like waking up with amnesia.
My colleague Ben Woods nipped over to Istanbul this week to check out HP's ePrint, the company's new scheme to mediate printing via the Web - or, if you wish, in that ever-loving cloud.The idea's reasonably simple.
It's an engaging image — the four leading men in the IT soap opera pledging themselves to each other and a giant sex android at a secret ceremony.Indeed, just by raising the possibility, I've already opened the question as to whether or not it may be true.
Day 1 at IDF, which means three things: keynotes, technical briefings and the press room coffee.The keynotes – one from CEO Paul Otellini and one from general manager of Intel Architecture Dadi Perlmutter – were broad brush pictures.
The BBC is preparing a new version of iPlayer, and it could be with us as early as Monday - the current iPlayer is mostly not working this Sunday afternoon, which may be the Beeb's equivalent of taking the Apple Store down.Of course, this flashy new Flash app has social network stuff in it: you can recommend things you like and share them with friends.
Apple has an obsession with elegance. Just look at the line-up at yesterday's annual orgy of consumer desire.
Not having a good Android time of it at the moment, although that's not the fault of the burgeoning operating system.As I mentioned, I managed to break the screen of my HTC Desire - just as my initial thrill of delight with the box was hardening into a long-term love affair.