Monday, November 05, 2007


You know what a conference is, don't ya? Well, how about an unconference? Mashup Camp is in Dublin next week, and swears that it is an unconference. It's clearly time for the Chatter's brief history of unconferencing.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Colbert in '08

Stephen Colbert is the man on everyone's lips this week. Huh? Not yours? I see...well, this might fill in any gaps...Mary Wilson and I discuss the candidate least likely to succeed in next year's US presidential primaries, never mind get elected president.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Wiki Wikedness & the gPhone

This week we work out if the CIA are interfering with Steve Staunton's Wikipedia entry. Not really. It's John Delaney's that we're really talking about. No it's not. In other news, we join in the global game of gPhone hide 'n seek...

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If you want to hear what the people making it have finally said about the gPhone, here is a little promo from Andy 'Sidekick' Rubin's Android, which is the Google company that will produce the google software for mobile phones.

A look at some gPhone applications in the wild


Monday, October 15, 2007


This week on Drivetime with Mary Wilson, we're talking about reaction in the US to the issue of what exactly it is, and should be, that Barack Obama wears on his lapel. And we also revisit Larry Lessig's "email bankruptcy" meme, and all those other folks with sure fire ways to free up your inbox.

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Monday, October 08, 2007

THE CHATTER: Digging for Gold on Craigslist

This week on RTE Radio 1's Drivetime with Mary Wilson, we got to talking about a a certain -- rather incredible -- small ad that started life

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For extra fun, check out the Cajun Boy In The City blog. He (if it is a he, in the end) is a very funny writer who has developed his own literary genre, the "hipster baiting" fake small ad on Craigslist. A growing category, obviously.


Monday, October 01, 2007

THE CHATTER: Military service recruitment

This week in The Chatter on Drivetime with Mary Wilson, on RTE Radio 1, Dublin, Ireland, (yes, that's a lotta brands!) we were talking about the uncovering of a US Navy recruitment PowerPoint that seemed to offer some interesting insights into how the services views younger people, or millenials as they call 'em.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

THE CHATTER: Don't Don't Taze Me, Bro!

This week on Drivetime with Mary Wilson we are talking about University of Florida student, Andrew Meyer's hour in the sun, and indeed, moment under the Taser

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Chatter: World's Leading Celebrity Vlogger Posts Again.

The little segment on Drivetime is now going to be every Monday, at about 4.40pm, on Drivetime with Mary Wilson, on RTE Radio 1.

This week, on the eve of that high holiday for conspiracy theorist (September 11th) we see what the tin hat brigade are making of OSB's latest video blog.

The Conspiracy Club


Friday, September 07, 2007

THE CHATTER: Jobs shoots himself in the foot with iPhone (those things really have a load of features)

On this week's RTE Radio 1's Drivetime with Mary Wilson, we were talking mostly about Steve Job's rather flat-footed products launch and The Babelfish Tartuffe

iPod Touch and the iPhone price cut

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Monday, August 20, 2007

The Loy's Busman's Holiday The Third

This week's chat with Keelin Shanley on RTE Radio 1's Drivetime is now online at:

Drivetime DRM discussion

and like it says on the link, it's about the growing trend away from DRM, lead by iTunes and followed more recently by Universal's gBox.

More of the same (but slightly different) next Friday on Drivetime (RTE Radio 1, 16.30-18.30)


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Loy's busman's Holiday Continues

This week, on Drivetime with Keelin Shanley, we have been mostly talking about milk, form the World Breast Milk Project, to Jordan the strange case of baby formula product placement, to China newfound love of dairy..

Milk in all its guises

And keep an ear out for Drivetime this Friday, from 16.30, when myself and Keelin will be discussing DRM (digital rights management), the technology that some consumer advocates call "Defective By Design"

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Loy's busman's holiday

The more theatrical elements of the loy are taking themselves a little break until the end of August, when all them festivals kick off (and the new series of Soundstories starts!).

Until then, lend some ears to Drivetime on RTE Radio 1, with Keelin Shanley, where i'll be bringing some regular culturetech, starting last Monday, 6 August, with a chat about social networking. Now, i know you think you know it all already...but don't be so hasty. RTE has the item archived here:

Social networking

(but you'll have to scroll down a wee bit...)