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MiloMc Opinion Writing

Er, Maybe Print Isn’t Dead After All Then..

Last night I took part in my first ever debate. I was honoured to be asked to speak by the University of St Andrews Debating Society, in support of the motion that Print is Dead. Also supporting the proposition was Dr. Alistair Duff, Senior Lecturer and Reader in Information and Journalism and Edinburgh Napier University, […]

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Fiction MiloMc Writing

Dirty-haired Debutante

Why I should care about what a bedraggled girl, with lank, dirty hair thought about me I don’t know. But I couldn’t resist her steely eyes, beautiful but dark and brooding like sassafras in the moonlight. And why did she like me? Well I may have been a disillusioned vegetarian after my last wife took off with the local […]

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MiloMc Opinion Reviews Writing

Gadgets for Gadgeys – which e-reader is best?

Urban Dictionary definitions for Gadgey: Non specific person in Scotland; ‘joe bloggs’. Often used to refer to workman, or random person in street/crowd. Another word for a ned in scotland. Derogatory Scottish term for someone who’s not so well-off. I’m obsessed with gadgets, and never more so than now, when I’m trying to stop myself […]

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MiloMc Personal Radio Writing

Overdue Update #1: Better Job & BBC 6Music appearance

So I don’t usually talk about work here but I will make a rare exception because yesterday was my last day working in the Media & Communications Division of the organisation I work for*, where I’ve worked for almost 3 and a half years, both as a Media Monitor and on the mysterious “News Planning” […]

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MiloMc Opinion Writing

Gaseous Brainstorm: Is There Still a Chance to Save BBC 6 Music?

 In a word, yes. Or at least we have to try. There is a glimpse of hope, according to the Guardian: BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons said that if there was a big enough public response about the cuts, he would ask management to rethink its strategy.”If we find that… there’s massive public concern […]

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Audio Production MiloMc Music Personal Writing

Swivel Chair: Beautiful Losers?

 At least that’s what Nude Magazine thought, who printed this brief version of my ‘I Was a Swivel Chair’ story: Name: Swivel Chair. Town: Edinburgh, Scotland. Years: 1999-2004 Influences: KLF, Pet Shop Boys, Joy Division. Career Highlight: Our third triumphantly drunken gig.. Lowpoint: Our fourth disastrously drunken gig. Line Up: Craig Low (bass, samples) Milo […]

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MiloMc Opinion Writing

Gaseous Brainstorm: Is Blogging Just for Old Buggers?

The Kids: they’re laughing at us. Compared to when I was growing up and a crappy Gameboy or impossible to tune in b&w portable telly were the heights of the technology accessible to the average teen, kids these days “don’t know they’re born” with their infuriatingly flippant use of PS3s, iPhones and what-would-until-recently-have-been-considered-witchcraft wireless broadband. […]

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MiloMc Opinion Writing

Gaseous Brainstorm: Google’s Buzz is here, but who will win the Tech Wars?

Today Google launched Buzz. On the face of it, it’s a fairly small (and pointless) update to make their gmail service more social. With the ability to update your profile from within your email provider, t’s a direct attempt to compete with Twitter. However what it clearly shows is they also feel a huge threat […]

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MiloMc Opinion Writing

OH NO NOT ANOTHER BLOODY iPAD POST

 Christ. I have iPad fatigue already and they’re not even in the shops. I have been debating whether to add to the ACRES of unending conjecture, speculation and in a select few cases, reasonably intelligent coverage but as I have talked about it a few times here I felt I owed you some amount of […]

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MiloMc Opinion Writing

Gaseous Brainstorm: What’s the Future of Publishing and How Will We Pay for It?

  Michael Caine: photographer unknown Print newspapers, it seems, will soon be no more than a minority medium, and so owners of the big news brands are wondering just how they’re going to make money once their main outlet is via the internet – whether it’s accessed via a computer, a mobile device or one […]