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  • Webcurios 26/11/21 - Reading Time: 34 minutes HAVE YOU BOUGHT ENOUGH STUFF HAVE YOU BOUGHT ENOUGH STUFF HAVE YOU BOUGHT ENOUGH STUFF? No, you haven’t, because it is impossible to ever buy enough stuff, because the flywheel needs to spin ever-faster and there is never a limit to the amount of money to be made or units to shift or VCs to…

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  • Webcurios 19/11/21 - Reading Time: 34 minutes Is it getting FESTIVE in London? I ask only because I’m experiencing a mild degree of cognitive dissonance between my Twitter feed (Christmas adverts, christmas jumpers, turkey shortages, etc) and my physical existence in Rome (as of today: 22 degrees, sunshine, no fcuking hint of even a secretive Santa), and it’s quite hard to tell…

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  • Webcurios 12/11/21 - Reading Time: 34 minutes HELLO AGAIN! God that was a nice break. My girlfriend and I went to pick olives, like it’s the most natural thing in the world, and I now have a bottle of insanely-green gloop sitting proudly on my kitchen countertop, made by my own FAIR HANDS (actually not made by me AT ALL – the…

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  • Webcurios 22/10/21 - Reading Time: 37 minutes Will it be Meta? Will it be Horizon? WILL IT MAKE A BLIND BIT OF DIFFERENCE TO ANYTHING AT ALL? Yes, that’s right, Facebook’s continued infrastructural importance to the world was once again demonstrated by the fact that literally every news media outlet in the world wrote up a story about how the company might…

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  • Webcurios 15/10/21 - Reading Time: 34 minutes Hi everyone! Hi! Welcome back to Web Curios, which this week is eschewing the traditional ‘vaguely topical introparagraph’ in favour of just getting straight on with the links and stuff because, well, I’ve had a long week, you’ve had a long week, and I don’t for a second imagine that any of you subscribe to…

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  • Webcurios 08/10/21 - Reading Time: 33 minutes Did you enjoy the scenes from Tory Party Conference this week? Back in the day when I used to have to attend those things annually because of work, the Tories was always in many respects the least-awful of the lot – the politics and people stank, fine, but this was in the New Labour era…

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  • Webcurios 01/10/21 - Reading Time: 34 minutes It has been a long week, and a touch on the emotionally draining side. I’m wrung out from the horrors of coping with Italian bureaucracy – who knew that ‘incorrectly stapled documents’ could be a potentially insurmountable barrier to a citizenship application? NO FCUKER! – and, honestly, it’s all I can do to pen a…

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  • Webcurios 24/09/21 - Reading Time: 36 minutes A NEW TUBE LINE! Or at least there is for those of you in London; in Rome, the tube doesn’t get to where I live because of the trifling matter of there being 2,000 year-old pottery fragments everywhere which tend to slow the development of the underground network somewhat. Still, I’m happy for you! No,…

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  • Webcurios 17/09/21 - Reading Time: 31 minutes Gah! I am late! Not with Curios, you understand, but for a train – I need to be showered and dressed and OUT and here I am still writing the intro O WOE IS ME! So anyway, while I scrabble about and attempt to pack an overnight bag why don’t YOU make yourself comfortable and…

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  • Webcurios 10/09/21 - Reading Time: 34 minutes Have you pre-ordered your ZuckerBans yet? Will you be rushing to don a pair of shiny, branded surveillance specs with which to better CREATE and through which you can enable your fans, followers, friends and family (delete as applicable, or alternatively come up with an entirely new word for the odd combination of all four…

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