Latest delicious thoughts

delicious thoughts for September 4th from 09:30 to 09:30:

  • – Peter Rollins of Ikon in Belfast. Always popular at Greenbelt – long queues outside the venue where he's speaking.

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delicious thoughts for May 16th from 08:39 to 08:39:

  • New Statesman – The great illusionist – Review of a book entitled Inside Steve's Brain – looking at Steve Jobs founder and CEO of Apple. Interesting review but the contents of Steve's brain remain a mystery. Interesting biographical background.

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delicious thoughts for May 15th from 12:07 to 23:17:

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delicious thoughts for April 20th from 03:25 to 08:51:

  • Jarvis Cocker – I like this – stick with it and watch Jarvis Cocker assemble his name in a graphic style
  • Internet Archive – More archive stuff – could this become an obsession?
  • BBC Archive – This is a treasure trove. I could spend hours in this corner of the BBC website, listening to recordings of programmes that reveal our national heritage. The first hand account of a senior officer on board the Titanic on the night she sank is riveting. The archive also includes internal documents, letters and notes. Fascinating stuff.
  • The untold story: a journey into the BBC archives

The dead book society

Simon Jenkins: When it comes to kissing and telling, you cant beat this 15th-century gadget
I am baffled as to why this medium is still so derided by futurology gurus. My bulging file marked “death of the book” stretches back almost half a century. Alvin Toffler in 1962 declared in a book that the practice of smearing ink on dead trees was “the last smokestack industry” and would die. A decade ago, Geoffrey Nunberg, in The Future of the Book, declared that “if by books we mean bound printed volumes, then most books will likely disappear soon”. He wisely proffered no date.

Books on my shelfI was listening to another series of comments inspired by Cherie Blair’s memoirs as I was reading The Guardian (electronically) and came across Simon Jenkyns column. I’m fascinated by the way our thoughts so often lead us to the medium rather than the message, and here again it’s the book that’s more interesting than the memoir.

Christians were once known as the people of the book, but in their case the message is far more dynamic than the medium. As someone said recently in his observation of Christians, before he became one himself. ”

Christians are these people who are so judgemental, incredibly dull and uptight and yet they believe in something that is so insane it makes Lord of the Rings sound like a dull episode of the Archers.

 If you want to hear the whole talk it was given by Charlie Mackesy at Holy Trinity Brompton recently. You’ll love his jokes!

New Technology is still a million miles away from displacing the book – even now the only advantage of reading on screen is the immediacy – otherwise old tech print wins hands down for me.