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John Naughton
Professor/writer/dad/grandad/photographer/'Observer' columnist/optimist
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Christopher Mims🤳 18h
I deleted YouTube Kids app off the 5 year old's iPad and he doesn't even miss it. Now he's has higher quality screen time with PBS Kids app / PBS Games app / Jelly app. The lesson is never trust an algorithm to filter content for your kid.
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Brian Naughton Dec 7
From the archives: a black and white portrait from the days when I was still regularly using 35mm film. Got to say I kind of miss that grain...
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Brian Naughton Dec 7
A decade ago, this level of flash storage was virtually unheard of even in high end laptops...
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Matthew O'Toole Dec 1
The brutal logic of third country status spelled out
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Benedict Evans Dec 7
One message from the success of newspaper pay walls - just as for books and music (and TV next), by killing distribution scarcity as a discovery mechanism, the internet kills the middle. Strong brands do fine, but anything that needs the channel to make the sale is screwed
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Robert Harris Dec 7
Who is this ghastly 41 year old defence secretary, with a background in the pottery industry, to order summary execution in the Middle East?
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Brian Naughton Dec 7
From the archives: still life apples with a hint of chiaroscuro...
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Steven Pinker Dec 7
How can liberals understand and mitigate Trumpism authoritarian populism? NYT’s Tom Edsall addresses this Q, including quotes from me based on forthcoming Enlightenment Now.
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simon wren-lewis Dec 7
New post: Has Ireland scuppered Brexit?
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Charlie Beckett Dec 7
From my students: an agenda for the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission
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Robert Peston Dec 7
This will keep me smiling for days
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Brian Naughton Dec 6
From the archives: a scene from Notting Hill Carnival, back in the old days when it was a joy to attend...
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Cory Doctorow Dec 6
A guy tricked Tripadvisor into making his garden shed the top-rated restaurant in London
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Krishnan Guru-Murthy Dec 4
Q : Is Norway in the EU? A : No Q : Does Norway get most of the economic benefits of the EU? A : Yes Q : Does Norway model solve the Irish border question? A : Yes Q : Why don't we do that then? A : We'd have to accept free movement
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Dan Cohen Dec 4
In an important new paper, Cliff Lynch argues that we can’t just preserve digital materials (e.g., web archives); we have to find some way to preserve the algorithms that determined what different people actually saw:
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John Naughton Dec 6
Your starter for ten. Is this the worst British administration since (a) Neville Chamberlain’s or (b) Ramsay MacDonald’s ‘National’ government?
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John Harris Dec 6
Many years ago, I had a friend who said he had a drum kit. Went on & on about it, in detail.Scheduled rehearsals, even. And... no drum kit.
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Robert Harris Dec 5
Having written on Chamberlain, Halifax, Hoare, Simon & despised 1938 Cabinet, they seem moral & intellectual giants compared to today's lot
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Will Davies Dec 4
Compromise: The UK remains in the single market, and Daniel Hannan, John Redwood et al be granted permission to set up a Brexit Faith School.
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Fintan O'Toole Dec 6
The Border problem is simple: Ireland is being asked to take on trust reassurances about a hard border from people who have shown no ability either to understand the problem or stick to any clear position.
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