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Opening up the margins

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This week’s CBC Radio tech column is all about digital marginalia.

Alternative for alternative’s sake

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Back in the early part of the last decade, when I was studying at Dalhousie and King’s, I spent a big chunk of my time at the small but mighty CKDU, our (the...

The Golden Age of Complaining?

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This week’s CBC tech column (I know, I know, I haven’t been vigilant in posting them here — that’s what the podcast is for) is all about small business and s...


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This morning, I announced Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids 11.

Subscriptionization, eBook-style

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This week’s CBC tech column is about Amazon’s rumoured book rental service. A copy is up at, and below, for posterity.

Buying travel medical insurance

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As part of our ongoing plans to move to France, Jenna and I need to get some health insurance for the year we’ll be away. According to the 2E Working Holiday...

Home Recording 101 Redux

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A few months ago, with the help of Tony and David, I led a workshop called “A beginner’s guide to multitrack audio recording.” The goal was to help singer-so...