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the secret history of ntk

shift run stopI know that this blog (and probably me as a person) are firmly categorised with the “where_are_they_now” nostalgia tag in most people’s RSS feeds: it behooves me, therefore, to point you to this fantastic interview with me and Dave on the only podcast I ever regularly download and listen to while doing the washing-up, Shift Run Stop. Roo and Leila got to ask all the questions that I (and I’m sure you) rhetorically ask late at night, including “Will NTK be returning for a second series?” and “How can marketing ruin a perfectly nice mascarpone and pineapple confectionery snack?”

Even without me in it, Shift Run Stop is one of the best-edited and hilarious geek podcasts out there. If you really are jonesing for an NTK-like fix in your modern 21st century life, you should subscribe, donate, floss, whatever to it. There will be no regrets.

2 Responses to “the secret history of ntk”

  1. L. Says:

    Interesting to hear the complaint about assuming no knowledge on the part of the layman reader, and having to step through the basics of introduction, e.g. ‘it’s a telephone network, but for computers…’ or ‘if we take music and make it use less space because it’s digital, and we compress it…’ every single time. Science journalism remains stuck in that particular rut.

    Yes, society’s knowledge of technical geekery matters has risen – which means that we now have a bunch of liberal-arts geeks who can keep their smartphones charged and running. Whoop-de-doo.

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