Having worked in and around new digital ventures and various “revolutions” in communications technology for the past 20 years, I am something of an aficionado in its more pedestrian reality — the shameless hacks, bug-infested user experiences, shite customer service, connectivity SNAFUs and non-intuitive UI design of less-than-stellar product launches…


Reluctant as anyone should be to get sucked into Trump’s tedious twitter vortex — Lord knows the man hardly needs more exposure — but this latest exchange on the Covid-19 response has really got my goat and… I’m mad as hell and I can’t take it anymore!

So, he wants…


What can Indigos in the USA take from the UK General Election results? Here FWIW is the take of a politically migrant, disenfranchised Brit, resident Stateside for 20 years, after a few days digesting the analysis from all sides:

Firstly, what you fear is going to happen, is going to…


The Grammys — like the US music industry in general — have struggled with how to categorize Dance music ever since Disco was banished in the late 1970s. The reactionary ‘Disco Sucks’ movement, fueled by Midwestern radio jocks and journalists, pushed aggressive Rock to the fore and sent the more…


aka that sinking feeling when you realize you may have helped the bastards win

If you have worked in digital and social media over the past ten years or so, you’ve grown used to the mechanics of disruption. You know that change can come from anywhere, and that, for better…


There’s an awful lot blowin’ in the wind these days. The air has become polluted by the first two weeks of this new Administration faster than you can spell out the EPA. Cries, lies, resigned sighs, acrid smells and acrimonious yells: the burnt-cordite aftermath of Trumpian Executive Orders as he…


It’s easy to be disgusted by the woman in West Virginia who dared to call the First Lady ‘an ape in heels’ on Facebook the other day. That someone could glorify the accession of Melania Trump while denigrating Mishele Obama — a superb role model who has inspired millions —…


So, then — Donald Trump: it has to be a good thing. Existentially speaking, he’s a self-fulfilling prophecy, but there’s more to it than that. He reveals the majority of people who support him to be what they are, like a bathroom mirror in a gaudy theme restaurant at one…


Let’s just say I am very very very very VERY upset at the recent news of the passing of Maurice White, leader of Earth Wind and Fire, truly one of the greatest bands in the world, ever. At 35 years, it’s been pretty much a life-long love affair for me…

Tim Fielding

Formerly fair-minded increasingly snarky writer on music, tech, social media, travel, politics, entrepreneurship and immersive experiences

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