The $800 Million ebook

Jun 19, 2014 No Comments by

No one forces anyone to buy a book, whether it’s digitally rendered or paper and print. If Apple had set their prices too high, a lack of sales would have suggested their error. And there are always alternatives for the consumer such as libraries and those dusty repositories known as ‘book shops’

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Here’s Looking At You

Jul 04, 2013 No Comments by

If you don’t like what’s being done with your online burblings, go offline, go analogue. Or just shut up.

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Apple of My i

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments by

Now imagine a 50-inch iPad with gesture and voice recognition that both work beautifully. Being Apple, it will look stunning. Its operating system will initiate a rustling deep in your nethers and there will be so much to watch that you actually want to watch, you will permanently confine to couch and die thereon, joyfully, of malnutrition. No one will care what the iTV costs; everyone will want one.

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Apr 09, 2013 No Comments by

Tech Fogey isn’t a news site. We could pretend to be. God knows there’s enough mouthpieces out there convinced they have something really important to say. Right now, all news on whichever medium – TV, radio, online, print – is an aggregation of a constant avalanche from more sources – both on and off-line – than a sane person could count.

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Fogey Friday
26th January
Aaron Swartz, Hapi Fork
Google Glasses
The Dish Network Hopper

Jan 24, 2013 No Comments by

Facebook. Cutlery. Specs. Ad-buster. Suicide. Another week in the technosphere.


Tuesday Toss

Nov 20, 2012 No Comments by

Some tech stuff that stuff that’s been happening. Be still my beating heart.

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Fogey 5

Sep 06, 2012 No Comments by

Five more smartphones that are marginally smarter than the measly bunch that constituted the last Fogey 5. Increasingly clever, expensive and desirable they are the non-pareil time-wasting devices of our generation. Skitter your restless fingers over that smooth Gorilla glass and feel as one with the ever-expanding technopolis. How did we ever manage without them?


Fogey Friday 25th August
Broadband Speed, Apple
Barnes & Noble’s Nook
4G, Best Buy

Aug 24, 2012 No Comments by

In which a Jeremy encourages us to break the speed limit, Apple ousts Croesus in the megabucks stakes, men watch porn on a PC, Everything gets service providers Everywhere all 4G cross, Barnes & Noble establish their Nook in the UK and Best Buy tries to keep its trousers on.


Fogey Friday – 29th June

Jun 29, 2012 No Comments by

In which Apple takes the piss out of its retail workers, Amazon and Google underwhelm TF with some new e-reader touchscreen tablet thingies, Ofcom talks tough on piracy, SurfEasy allows anonymous browsing, BT Vision disappoints and Samsung doesn’t get away with copying Apple’s iPad for about five minutes.


Fogey Friday 22nd June

Jun 23, 2012 No Comments by

In which streaming initiates disc death, shelves torment a Fogey, Thomas Pynchon goes digital, a Blu-ray player opens up myriad new vistas streaming with audiovisual guff, Tom Tom navigates around Google and into Apple and BlackBerry learns to spell.