Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | RECENT NOTES

Bonk as fashion, fashion as history

The story so far: driven mad by eight weeks of working from home, hardly daring to go out, and having hardly anywhere to go our intrepid explorers hold a large spring-cleaning exercise that takes most of a weekend.

Among the things that hove into view we find a Bonk t-shirt, and by some diligent detective work on this very site, I can say precisely when and why I bought it. Domestic archeology in action!


Boing Boing

Boing Boing started out as a zine in 1988. Recently I discovered a slightly mutilated Boing Boing t-shirt that I had brought with me to Finland over twenty years ago.

I decided to photograph it, and post it here, before using it as dust cloths.


Thursday, May 28, 2020 | THE TIME OF DAY


Monday, September 18, 2006 | ESSAYS

Graceful Degradation

In Spring 2006 a group (of which I was a member) began to explore the concept of a “bliki”, a piece of software that combined the alleged advantages of a blog with the supposed strengths of a wiki.

We looked at this from several angles: the cultural, and conceptual, as well as the technical. What follows are my personal reflections on this process, and my tentative conclusions.