Jeanette Winterson and the Zombies of the Unexamined Life

Jeanette Winterson and the Zombies of the Unexamined Life

On Monday 11 November 2013 Jeanette Winterson was interviewed by Andrew Marr on Radio 4's Start the Week programme. She spoke about a kind of zombie-dom which I think we're encouraged to settle into once we're done with the bother of learning stuff and trying things out. This is probably compounded by the requirements of the workplace, and of the market too -- it's really much less bother when people both produce and consume precisely as they're told to. Luckily people are glorious and difficult. An extract from the conversation on the other side of this link. ... Full >

Your leased future

Your leased future

I mentioned a while back that I'll be folding my Bookshape blog into this one over the coming weeks. This is my first new Bookshape post. Two articles about our digital reading future caught my attention this week. At Techdirt Glyn Moody reported on a classics professor who had his books 'undownloaded' by Google Play because ... More >

Day 10 (Day 10)

Day 10 (Day 10)

It's day 10 of my solo Back to Blogging Challenge. Whew. As soon as you commit to something it's guaranteed that everything else in your life will go crazy. Sure enough, various unexpected projects and paranoias popped up and keeping to my post-a-day promise was not always easy. It's not helped by the fact that my ... More >