One of the most frightening things about doing these weekly round-up posts isn’t having to think up some kind of introductory text (as scary as that sometimes is) but the realisation that another week has gone by. These Mondays seem to arrive quicker and quicker, which I suppose if you’re looking at things in a glass-half-full kind of way means that #oneaday is speeding inexorably towards its ultimate destination. Suddenly 365 days’ worth of blog entries seems that much more doable. Time, as Mick Jagger once sang, is on our side. Yes it is.
Something which probably doesn’t have an awful lot of time on its side is the medium of print. Newspapers (and their problems) are explored rather thoroughly by Adam Englebright, whose post is more than deserving of inclusion here, though I’d like to point out it has nothing whatsoever to do with his description of yours truly as “our illustrious leader”. Ahem.
Daniel Lipscombe, meanwhile, has been having some issues with people. Namely people in London. People in London getting in his way, to be exact. It’s the sweary illustrations that make it, I think. Mat Murray has been suffering from a malaise of a different kind, an illness which caused him to abandon his usual style for the entirety of Thursday’s entry.
Two posts of note about Apple this week. First up is Ian Dransfield’s highly amusing press conference prediction – it may not have been accurate, but it was pretty damn funny. Of course, Steve Jobs and crew have suffered unusually bad press of late, but Krystian Majewski was quietly impressed with how they repair iPhones. Siobhan O’Dowd, the woman who set up the ‘RIP Raoul Moat You LEGEND’ Facebook group, has also – deservedly – had plenty of bad press, and Mike Grant’s post about this story counts the cost of ignorance.
Elsewhere, Jennifer Allen offers up a heartfelt, honest tribute to PC Zone, a hugely influential and important magazine I wasn’t as familiar with as I would have liked. And Rhiarti has started a new job, which she’s not really allowed to talk about (but still sort of does).
Which means that this week’s Post of the Week goes once more to Pete Davison, who likes to treat life as a game, even when it involves MURDEROUS RAGE and a particularly stubborn door.