Journal

Everything labelled Culture

Do we understand value?

When we’re happy to pay $5 for a coffee, but balk at paying 99c for a game, book or film, we may have a problem with appreciating value. How do we re-balance our views about the real value of what we consume?

Do we understand value?

Sex in games is worse than violence

A short article on Wired comments on a poll run by What They Play, the US-based website aimed at educating parents about computer games. It would seem that responsdents to the poll think violence in games is much more acceptable than a bit of rampant prodding.

Sex in games is worse than violence

Can’t speak, won’t speak

I noticed this story on the BCC website the other day. It discusses how oral exams could be dropped from foreign language GCSEs because they are “too stressful”.

Can’t speak, won’t speak

The Manners Manifesto

Andrew Collins has written a great post outlining why it’s “time for a return to—or a formalisation of—good manners.”

The Manners Manifesto

Bendy Bus Backlash

I’ve recently become aware of a new hatred spreading throughout London. Metropolitan commuters now have something else to complain about: the bendy bus.

Bendy Bus Backlash

A Brief Tour Guide

I was sauntering down the South Bank recently, admiring the view of the Thames when I was stopped by a Japanese couple asking for directions.

A Brief Tour Guide