El Rancho

El Rancho Hotel & Motel, New Mexico, where the biggest stars of the old Western films drank, danced, and slept. This hotel can be summed up thusly: Good but not great. The food was good but not great, the drinks were good but not great, the room, bathroom, location, pretty much everything was good but not great. As negative as that...

Remember the music?

Since I’ve been using my new Mac Pro, I’ve had the “iTunes Artwork” screensaver running. There are two things about this that are great: The first is my monitor stays on for longer, which means I don’t need to wait for it to warm up — and display calibrated colours — after a typical pause in working, like a...

The Information

If television produced the global village, the Internet produces the global psyche: everyone keyed in like a neuron, so that to the eyes of a watching Martian we are really part of a single planetary brain. Interesting read:The Information, How the Internet gets inside us.