Column published on Saturday December 8th 2007 in The Guardian “…on pimping your browser” – The Guardian headline Stephen Fry shows you how to enhance your browsing experience with a few simple alterations to your set-up. Technical types are free to look away and snort gently. Go on, take Firefox for a test drive. Dork […]

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Column published on Saturday December 1st 2007 in The Guardian “Is this the greatest living Englishman” – The Guardian headline Despite being the frontrunner, Tim Berners-Lee is admirably modest. Sir Tim Berners-Lee Who is the greatest living Englishman? It would be hard to argue against the merits of Tim Berners-Lee, the sole begetter and inventor […]

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Column published on Saturday November 24th 2007 in The Guardian “Eco Media Player Cranks up the volume” – The Guardian headline I was mean to the Philips Streamium Player the other week. Some of you might have thought, “Well, that was a PC product and Fry is a Mac man to his boots, so what […]

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Column published on Saturday November 17th 2007 in The Guardian “Dork Talk” – The Guardian headline Gazing into the techno-future can be fun. We all dream of utopias involving benign robots, food for all and fusion power that is free, safe and unlimited, but then there are the cacotopias too – nightmare visions of malevolent […]

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Column published on Saturday November 10th 2007 in The Guardian “Not sensible, but, oh, the joy of it! – The Guardian headline And lo! The great day came. I have been using an Apple iPhone now for more than four months. This is due to an unhealthy mixture of friendship with its designer, a slobbery […]

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Column published on Saturday November 10th 2007 in The Guardian “ Streamium gives you that sinking feeling” – The Guardian headline Philips were behind the tape cassette and the CD, but their new music player is a woeful attempt to take on the iPod – perhaps it’s time they looked for a rapid injection of […]

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Column published on Saturday November 3rd 2007 in The Guardian “Dork Talk” – The Guardian headline Last year LG Electronics surprised the world by coming out with a touchscreen mobile phone that pre-empted Apple’s long-awaited iPhone launch by nearly six months. It was called the Prada, and as the name hinted, the device was more […]

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