my year in lists

November 26, 2009

You’d be forgiven at the moment for thinking we were nearing the end of a decade. The interwebs have been awash of late with more countdowns, best ofs, top tens and general reminiscences of the 2000’s then you could poke a digital stick at. Suddenly everybody is a critic, and while some of the countdowns have been insightful and thought-provoking, others have been….well, like this one. For the nostalgic, these countdowns are practically memory-heaven. But for those who don’t buy into that sort of stuff, it gets a little tiring. So, what better than to list some of the best (and worst) ‘best-of’ lists currently clogging up cyber-space?

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Extra! Extra! (Cash)?

August 14, 2009

There’s been some interesting additions (in more ways than one) to the newscape online lately. The latest from Rupert Murdoch, Owner Of Everything Righteous And Good, is that he will start charging for his news services. Of course, bloggers everywhere have been in uproar. Fancy paying for something we’ve been getting for free ever since the introduction of the internet? Well, Murdoch seems to think we’ll succumb. $20 bucks please for anyone who reads on…

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