Rod Douglas was born in 1947, suspiciously about one week after Aleister Crowley, famous British occultist and believer in reincarnation, died. I’m not linking the two but it’s worth remembering. He died in August this year, so I wrote a eulogy, you're welcome to read it.
Laurie Penny's an astonishing woman. Actually no, astonishing isn't correct, astonishment suggests I'm impressed by her and that very much isn't the case. I guess strange might be a better word.
Jeff Minter wrote an astoundingly prescient article for Commodore Computing International back in 1988. It predicted Google Earth, touch interfaces, electronic ink and Atari's survival. Oops.