It is rare for me to contemplate new gadgetry without a pang of regret for the early passing of Douglas Adams. Column “Dork Talk” published on Saturday 6th September 2008 in The Guardian “Dork Talk” – The Guardian headline. I miss him both as friend and technology guru. For years, we played with digital toys […]

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Column “Dork Talk” published on Saturday 30th August 2008 in The Guardian “Dork Talk – A kind of magic” – The Guardian headline Stephen Fry is wowed by Nintendo’s magical Wii Last week I looked at the remarkable rebirth in the fortunes of Nintendo, a renaissance engendered by two products – the DS, a pocket […]

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Column “Dork Talk” published on Saturday 23rd August 2008 in The Guardian “Dork Talk” – The Guardian headline Stephen Fry has a lot of affection for Nintendo’s DS, which he finds much more engaging than Sony’s PSP Poor Nintendo. Those clever little handheld games in the 80s: small, orange, plastic “Game & Watch” devices that […]

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Column “Dork Talk” published on Saturday 16th August 2008 in The Guardian “Dork Talk” – The Guardian headline Stephen Fry is stunned by the sheer brilliance of the Spinvox, which translates voicemail into text However uninterested you may be in technology, it is likely that you use a voicemail system. If you have a mobile, […]

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Column “Dork Talk” published on Saturday 9th August 2008 in The Guardian “MacBook Air spawns digital anagrams” – The Guardian headline Stephen Fry ponders the preposterous twist of circumstance that made ‘laptop machines’ an anagram of ‘Apple Macintosh’ ‘Laptop machines”, by one of those preposterous twists of circumstance that make you wonder who is running […]

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Column “Dork Talk” published on Saturday 2nd Auguest 2008 in The Guardian “Barebones recording” – The Guardian headline Stephen Fry on sprightly camcorders the size of a packet of Rothmans. They’re cheap, they’re light and they’re fun. Dork Talk on YouTube Video. Your mobile phone might be capable of it, your compact digital camera almost […]

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Column “Dork Talk” published on Saturday 26th July 2008 in The Guardian “Well worth the wait” – The Guardian headline “Ah, but mine can do this! will soon be heard in every cafe and bar.” Stephen Fry is back with an extended review of the iPhone 3G and its downloadable apps I’m so happy to […]

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