Just what are Google closing down?

By | February 11, 2019

Every so often the newspapers run articles about something Google, Facebook or Microsoft are up to that make people panic – or at least worry a bit. It’s not (always) that the papers actually get things wrong… not exactly. But sometimes they’re either a bit vague… or they don’t really understand it themselves.  Or simply… Read More »

A bit of jargon demystified

By | February 4, 2019

Last week, I was a bit of a tease. I said that the second best ever improvement to PCs was the mouse.  But I didn’t tell you what the best improvement was. (In my opinion, of course.  You might think the best improvement is that they now often come in black or nice colours instead… Read More »

If you locked me in a room and…

By | January 31, 2019

Here’s a question: Why did I write the new Next Steps books?  What’s the point of them? I suppose I could say “Because I’m a writer – writing’s what I do!” (But I could have written something totally different instead, so why these books…) The real answer is because the things in the books are… Read More »

The second best improvement to PCs…

By | January 28, 2019

If you use a PC, I reckon the second best ever improvement to them is the mouse.   Before people started using them you had to do everything with the keyboard. Of course, nowadays you might have a touch-screen, and they’re handy too.  But for some things a mouse is better than even them. Even… Read More »