Category Archives: Information Technology

The Friday Fishwrap Celebrates Summer!

Best Wishes, Dear George: The BBC Trust has chosen George Entwistle as it’s new Director General. To thatwe say Huzzah! Despite the many and varied challenges he will be facing, the Friday Fishwrap thinks this is a brilliant move on the … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Baked And Overloaded

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:   The problem with self-publishing is: too many books are published too soon. Count my voice as just one amongst many across the publishing world that continue to advise self-publishers to … Continue reading

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The Friday Fishwrap: May Be Hazardous To Your Health

Words To Live By There are a lot of words that, by themselves mean nothing, but in conjunction with other words can gain you followers… and some of them might be unwanted.   There is a list of keywords that … Continue reading

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Terrible Tuesday: Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back.

A long time ago, when someone learned a trade they had to first learn to make the tools of their trade before they could apprentice with a master craftsman. As a tradesman learned to use those tools in the pursuit … Continue reading

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The Friday Fishwrap Goes Social

There’s been a lot of talk lately about where the partition lies between personal and professional communication.  Social Media has blurred the lines, and for better or worse, Facebook has become the testing ground. A union representing employees at a New York … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: The Street Value of What?

Smile! You’re on candid… Who? Facebook is paying 1.1 Billion dollars for startup Instagram.   In a video from 2011, New York Times Magazine contributing writer  Clive Thompson explained why writers should use the photo-sharing app in their daily lives. We’ve seen some unusually large payouts … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Mobile Madness

From a Writers Perspective: Technology provides wonderful opportunities for authors, composers, artists and musicians; from ebooks to multi-media content to who-knows-what will roll around the corner next, but it is also fraught with dangers we have yet to resolve or … Continue reading

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