Friday, February 26, 2021

Nick Booth

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Nicholas Booth is the editor of OhThisBloodyComputer and a freelance technology writer

Tweeters’ joy over Brexit teething problems

ADRIFT on the internet the other day, I was lured on to the rocks of contention by a Twitter siren. This turned out to be...

The hideous secret of a children’s TV presenter

Neighbours were surprised when they heard Fred had narrated multiple murder stories. He was a quiet bloke and kept himself to himself, said one cliché. Sometimes he’d use the...

Who or what is ViewAnon and why is it so influential?

HAVE you ever wondered about these nameless sources, insiders and 'people close to the Cabinet’ that form the basis of many news stories? What do...

Covid grants for the rich but not the poor

THE newspapers are full of details about rich people who’ve profited from Covid. Here’s Lord Falconer boasting that the pandemic is ‘the gift that...

A scarring experience with the NHS

This is the latest of Nick’s occasional dispatches from the (non-Covid) NHS front line. He is being treated for cancer. Sunday January 17 BOY, this...

Jabs need more punch

I HAD the Pfizer vaccine last Wednesday. I’m not sure that Pfizer would have been my first choice but my options were limited by a...

Data Science, the fastest-growing faith in Britain

HELLO there, everybody! I hope you’re well and enduring yourselves. ’Tis the season to be jeery. A Gala of Gloom. The Festival of Zoom. It’s particularly important, at...

Camp Covitz – resistance is futile

CENSORED soon on YouTube: A new drama set in the World War Web, Escape from Camp Covitz. The rise of the Far Righteous has taken the...

I’m stuck in a Hammer horror film

THE man from ParcelForce is a cheeky monkey. He rings everyone’s bell, but when we open the door there’s nobody there. Then I spot...

To report a ruined economy, press 1

HELLO, you’re through to the Covid Help Desk. My name is Fergie. How can I help you? Can I take your name?  – Hello, it’s …...

Jilted by Johnson

DEAR Conservative Woman Readers, I’ve been taken in by a cad that everyone warned me about. I thought his good qualities would prevail, but I’ve been...

My sponsored rubbish-athon

I'M always suspicious of people who get their recreations sponsored under the cover of doing it 'for charity'. Much as I love fellow Palace fan...

My message for the new BBC chief

THIS is a letter I have sent to Tim Davie, the new director-general of the BBC, though I very much doubt if he’ll see...

Croydonisation … a never-ending storey

IT’S upsetting when people sneer at Croydon. They’re jealous because Croydon consistently sets the agenda for the world. Kate Moss. The Croydon Facelift. Multi-culturalism. All gifts to...

The emotional climate? Baby, it’s covid outside

MAY 2020 was the hurtest month on record, according to studies by the Het Office, Britain’s official Emotional Climate Centre. The country was on garden...

So long, succour: Bill Gates is taking out a copyright on kindness

IT looks as though Bill Gates is going to use his immense ‘leverage’ to do with disease control what he did with the computer...

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