On This Day

27th September 1998 – Google officially came into the world. They formally incorporated the company, Google Inc., on September 7, 1998 at a friend’s garage in Menlo Park, California. But according to Google, they are 10 years old today, so who am I to argue. Official Google Blog

Dead words

A couple of days ago someone wrote to me and asked if I had heard of ‘Corpus Linguistics’.  The first thing that popped into my head was “dead words”.  (Corpus – corpse / linguistics – words).  In my mind’s eye I saw a load of words lying around, unloved and unused, dying or dead.   […]

Shopping online

Imagine if this happened every time you wanted to buy a loaf of bread.

Why I’m wary of Google + (Google Friend Connect is down – again)

There’s a lot of hype around about Google+ (pronounced Google Plus) at the moment. Google launched a limited beta of this new social network service at the end of June, and only a few people received an invitation to join (not me by the way), but just because I wasn’t invited to the party, isn’t […]