Posts by Karl Hodge

#freshersweek #freshers #freshers2014

  #freshersweek   #freshers   #freshers2014   There are two freshers weeks. The official week’s activities laid on by your university and student union are designed to ease you into academic life, with a series of events, introductory presentations and the virtual paperwork of registration. Then there’s the “freshers week” that happens outside the university […]

PC vs Mac. OS X vs Windows. I went there…

PC vs Mac. OS X vs Windows. I went there… Mac vs PC; It’s the battle that never ends. Even heavyweight philosopher Umberto Eco weighed in on the argument at one time in a seminal essay on the subject, comparing the two operating systems to religious movements.  I compared Yosemite head-to-head with Windows 8, the current […]

YouTube’s top, channel PewDiePie earned $4 million last year. It’s just one guy, playing video…

YouTube’s top, channel PewDiePie earned $4 million last year. It’s just one guy, playing video games and shooting the breeze over the top of them. Finally, welcome to the age of the independent millionaire maker, where your parent’s basement is the post-industrial weaver’s cottage. #YouTube #PewDiePie? Originally posted on my G+ feed: https://plus.google.com/100320175239277283592/posts/GYn82E8rCph

Atari

It would not be an exaggeration to say that encountering the Atari ST began my career as a technology writer. Though I’d played with Sinclair Spectrums and Amstrad PCs in the 80s, I had never used a computer as a production tool. My undergraduate dissertation was written in longhand and I paid a lady with […]

Did Twitter Just Remake Storify?

Did Twitter Just Remake Storify? Writerly types will know that you’re not supposed to end a headline with a question mark because readers can always answer with a swift and resolute “no”. It’s called Betteridge’s law after m’colleague +Ian Betteridge – who coined the rule. But in this case the question mark is legitimate because the […]

The Zero Theorem

The Zero Theorem My local newspaper website, www.examiner.co.uk, has switched from a subscription based commenting system where people were able to define their own user names to a Facebook based system. The result? Engagement has died overnight. From an average of between 15 or 20 comments on each story to zero. We can speculate about […]

I review music. That’s a thing I do now.

I review music. That’s a thing I do now.  If you’re in a young (or not so young) up and coming band, get in touch – khodge at gmail.com. I like post-rock, garage rock, electronica, prog, nu-folk and post-punk. If you have a release I can review, I might be able to help you out. […]