Stop, unplug and listen

The other morning I did something unusual. I left the house to walk to the train station without putting in my earphones. For me, this is rare. My normal routine has me loading up a podcast within seconds of shutting the front door. I then listen to that for the first 30-odd minutes of my commute, before switching to music […]

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Charity vs ethics: you decide

Ever heard of “dark patterns”? The term was coined – as you can see from the photo above – by Harry Brignull and is used to describe ‘naughty things’ companies do to try and trick you into doing something you don’t necessarily want to. As companies try ever harder to make money and get more out of people, these dark […]

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