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Monday, January 7th, 2008

My eight month old daughter searched for AzzxsfdazZ on Google today, but sadly, her search did not match any documents. This was a disappointing first experience of the wonders of the Web. I think we will go back to reading Where are the Green Sheep? and The Elephant and the Bad Baby.

The right attitude to archives

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

I love Alexander McCall Smith’s stories; simple, thoughtful, entertaining and easy to read. He even demonstrates a fine understanding of the value of correspondence and stamps! But does he have the right attitude to archives? In the most recent installment in his Sunday Philosophy Club series, The Careful Use of Compliments (Little, Brown, 2007), the […]

Zistwar Ti-Prens

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

I first read Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s Le Petit Prince in the original French in year eleven at school (1983). There are now over 160 translations of this beautiful story, and in 2006 it was translated into Mauritian Creole (Morisien/Morisyen) – Zistwar Ti-Prens. I read about its publication (ironically in Germany) in the paper the day […]

Book memes

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Search on ‘book meme’ in Google and you’ll find a number of variations have been doing the rounds the last few years. I was invited recently, through my affiliation with Penguin Australia (who are distributing my book locally), to answer a few questions about books and reading for The Herald-Sun, a Melbourne newspaper – a […]