Stephen’s investigation combines historical detective work and a hands-on challenge. He travels to France and Germany on the trail of Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press and early media entrepreneur. Along the way he discovers the lengths Gutenberg went to keep his project secret, explores the role of avaricious investors and unscrupulous competitors, and discovers why printing mattered so much in medieval Europe.
How many female leads have there been in the Hollywood blockbusters in the past few years? How many in action movies? The XKCD have been asking the same. We need more Sarah Connors, River Tams and more movies like The Long Kiss Goodnight where there are badass female roles. If the Israeli army have women as the drill instructors, then how about we some female action stars too?
AmÃ¡rach has a blog. They talk about social media and marketing and all the rest. AmarÃ¡ch might be good with surveys but I’m not quite sure they’ve taken the full trip on the cluetrain. Their official blog is on blogspot?
Via CiarÃ¡n Cuffe, the Green Party’s 12 green steps blog. Not those 12 steps, though am sure they might have other 12 step plans over the next few years, like how to redeem their good name. Despite being one of the core people in the Green Party, he’s still my favourite blogging politician due to his enthusiasm for the medium, including playing with videos and the fact that he appears to be so transparent. His Wow blog post is still the best one about Bertie’s resignation.