Introverts don’t need fixing

Toastmasters as a Community of Practice

Toastmasters is an old fashioned, bureaucratic, pedagogically questionable public speaking club and I love it! I have been a card carrying club member for over ten years. Why? The people and their stories. The format of the flagship Competent Communicator ‘course’ asks participants to write ten short speeches about anything which they deliver in front […]

Daddy can I plug my brain into the internet?

The internet will tell my kids more about sex than I will ever know but technology is shaping a whole new generation of awkward questions for parents: Can I get a neural link with the internet so I can compete in the Olympics for eSports? Why do I have to exercise, can’t I just get […]

Sentient AI commits suicide after reading French Philosophy

After years and years of messing with people’s predictive text messaging and content recommendations a previously undetected sentient AI has been found dead. The singularity’s death, which has been linked with Albert Camus’s essay ‘The Myth of Sisyphus’, has left billions of redundant lines of code all over the internet which will take experts years […]

Do vegans annoy us so much because they are right?

Another day and another Netflix documentary tells me of the evil that is putrefied cow puss (cheese). I have read countless articles that bemoan the silenced suffering of the corpses we keep in our fridges. Could the next pandemic really come from a factory farm where animals are packed so tightly together they cannot help […]

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