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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how 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 very well have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

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.

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Good Evening (published 20th October 2003)

Summer Books: Living with Teenagers (published 24th August 2008)

McKeith a doctor no more (published 12th February 2007)

sjhoward v21.0 released today (published 21st April 2006)


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