Are you a geek? If you’re asking the question, you probably are – curiosity is the defining characteristic of geeks. But here are 21 more signs that you might have the geek gene.[Read more…] about 21 sure signs that you’re a geek
Two peoples divided by a common language.
George Bernard Shaw said this about the British and the Americans, but the same can be said of anoraks and suits. The ability to write for a non-technical audience is a skill often lost on the geeks among us, but I’m happy to provide a cheat-sheet.[Read more…] about Geeks: how to write for a non-technical audience
The world of the computer hacker can seem as alien as Sanskrit or quantum physics. But it’s worth trying to understand the geniuses behind the internet as well as the mindset of the minority of hackers who turn bad. Who knows, perhaps you’ll discover your inner geek?[Read more…] about How to write like a hacker
Few science fiction franchises can claim to be as inspirational as the philosophical heavyweight that is Star Trek. Far from being a quaint canon of quirky aliens, Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek has been an unending source of inspiration and leadership lessons. In this article, Grace O’Brien pulls out some of the best insights.ReAD MORE
If you want to know why computer games are the way they are today, you need to study the games of the past. See how nearly 70 years of games history has shaped today’s games.[Read more…] about The secret history of computer games
People have a horrible tendency to use the wrong word in press releases, especially when using scientific terms they don’t understand. Hype words and frankenquotes make them almost unreadable. For example, people often use words like science loanwords ‘quantum leap’ wrongly.
Check out my advice on this blog if you want to write like a hacker.[Read more…] about The wrong word: widely misunderstood scientific terms