Well here we are at Z. There were a couple of points this month when I wasn’t sure I was going to get to the end of this series. I’m reasonably pleased with how things turned out – I’ve only stretched the theme a little bit, once or twice. The series has also generated some … Continue reading Zeitgeist



At this point you’re either rolling your eyes and wondering if I've finally lost it, or expecting me to put on some green make up and do a funny voice that sounds vaguely reminiscent of Fozzie Bear mixing his words up, or both. (If you hadn’t put two and two together, Frank Oz voiced both … Continue reading Yoda


Units come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. As with most forms of communication the idea is that they give you a common frame of reference when exchanging information. The earliest units tended to be based around bits of anatomy, or obvious, relatively repeatable, physical phenomena. Increasingly complex societies and social interactions required increasingly … Continue reading Units