Monthly Archives : February 2014

  • Should we worry about Tablet overdose?

    one Comment in Technology by Mark Billen on Friday, February 28 th, 2014

    Mark Billen asks whether a consumer switch to more passive, touchscreen-based devices could endanger the development of future developers. Are devices like iPad too passive for encouraging hobbyist developers? Perhaps I’m already reaching the age where my outlook is hampered by dewy-eyed nostalgia. A hankeri...

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  • The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

    no Comments in TV & Film by Mark Billen on Friday, February 28 th, 2014

    This is NOT a review, more like a public service message. Do yourselves a favour and watch The Life of Rock with Brian Pern before it disappears from BBC iPlayer… For those who have seen it already, there’s no need to explain why it’s good. Yes, BBC Four’s Life of Rock with Brian Pern h...

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  • K Foundation Burn a Million Quid

    2 Comments in Art & Design by Mark Billen on Friday, February 28 th, 2014

    Believe it or not, 20 years ago two of the UK’s best-selling pop stars set fire to one million pounds of personal royalties. Stupidity? Selfishness? Or possibly the single most powerful work of conceptual art ever? Needless to say, from the very outset I have come to believe it’s the latter. In fact I thin...

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  • Party Wright Around The World

    no Comments in TV & Film by Mark Billen on Thursday, February 27 th, 2014

    For my latest review of TV shows no mortal should watch, I’m pioneering a new technique. Reviews so short and yet somehow so verbose they fit on Twitter. To kick it off I had the misfortune of enduring 5 minutes too much of Mark ‘Towie’ Wright’s new ITV2 vehicle last night (February 26th). ...

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