Why don’t you get your ears pierced and wear drop earrings? They will make your face look smaller and less round. Why don’t you settle in one place and start a family? It’s what everybody else is doing. You don’t like your nose? There are non-invasive procedures for that these days. You’re doing a PhD? I’m … More Advice

The (relative) thanklessness of working on the internet

Warning: this is a stream-of-consciousness (more so than usual) sort of entry. Not long ago I was on a conference panel called “meet the editors”. All of the other panellists were (are) in charge of a printed publication, peer-reviewed or not, and I was there in my capacity as a web editor. In advance of … More The (relative) thanklessness of working on the internet