Advice

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