John Warner Backus, the developer of Fortran, has died in Oregon, aged 82.
I had the great pleasure of watching half a James Brown set at the V98 festival at Leeds in August 1998. My original online journal entry for that day is here.
It's always nice when your lifelong heroes turn out to be decent folk in real life. Today in York the one and only Billy Bragg was in Borders signing copies of his latest
I was just looking through a walletful of recent receipts and found this. I really should pay more attention to the people who serve us dinner...