About me
About me

Now part of the Google Family


Warning: This post was published more than 10 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 10 years since I wrote this post.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Many thanks for your understanding.

I am deligted to announce that, as of today (1st April), this blog has become part of the Google Family.

Following on from our awards and recognition earlier in the year as one of the most comprehensive, amusing, and authoratative blogs on the web, a multi-million pound deal has been agreed with Google. The deal will see me continuing to work on the site, though now full time from a new base in New York.

I will be taking a short break from posting – Olaf Priol, the former Guardian columnist who leaves the newspaper on a high after today’s front page exclusive, will be filling in for the next fortnight, before joining the site permanently after the summer.

Thank you for all your support over the years – it’s great to see that the site’s true worth has finally been recognised. I hope that the support will continue into this new, incredible era for the site.

For more information on the deal, please see this new section of the site.

Hoax posted for April Fools’ Day 2006

This 851st post was filed under: Site Updates.

More posts worth reading

What I’ve been reading this month (published 4th March 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 6th February 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 31st December 2016)

This Blogging Month: June (published 30th June 2005)

Photo-a-day 18: Cobbing’s Palindrome (published 18th January 2012)

Confused by a billboard (published 13th September 2011)

It’s my birthday, and I’ll cry if I want to (published 21st April 2004)

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