Date archive: February 2012

What’s totally real about social networks…

TweetWe’ve all seen Matrix, and probably Avatar, maybe Surrogates (2009, w Bruce Willis), and no doubt other films where the movie’s characters inhabit either a real or an unreal world via another self: an ‘avatar’, a surrogate, or a computer programme. Most of us today inhabit some kind of on-line world at least a part…

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A load of contradictory opinion about writing…

TweetA lot of people have an idea of writing a book one day. Indeed, it seems to be a bit of an urban myth among Kiwis, that we like to think we “have a book in us”. I love the saying in this poster; someone – an accomplished author – told me this early on,…

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