OFF-TOPIC: The Last Post

In late Spring 2009 – nearly 12 years ago – the Mentor blog platform was…

OFF-TOPIC: The history of today

When I was at school [a long, long time ago!], I really could not see…

OFF-TOPIC: How many words?

I am fascinated by language and communication. Because I am British – or, rather, English,…

OFF-TOPIC: The countdown to Phase 3

It was about 18 months ago that we decided on a schedule for retiring or,…

OFF-TOPIC: End of an era

In 1986, when I started my job at Microtec Research, I visited the United States…

OFF-TOPIC: Lost and found

When I come into the house, I hang my keys on the hook. If I…

OFF-TOPIC: Things I learned

It started during lock-down last year. My wife and I started to record things that…

OFF-TOPIC: The change of day length

On the worst of Winter days – when it is gray and damp – I…

OFF-TOPIC: Musing on handedness

I have always be fascinated by the concept of being right- or left-handed. Almost all…