Archive for October 9th, 2007

A wonderful article appeared on Guardian Unlimited last week regarding the rising market in Japan for digital novels created specifically for reading on mobile phones. These are targeted at the mobile phone text-generation of teen-to-twenty-somethings labelled the thumb tribe (“oyayubi zoku”) in Japan. Previously unknown authors are writing short and punchy stories that aren’t subtle, […]


There appears to have been an exciting scientific breakthrough at the World Retail Awards 2008; but the organisers have chosen a rather cryptic way of announcing their discovery. Time travel is hinted at if you take the award entry form at face value. As it appears the award ceremony takes place on 10 April 2008 […]