Maybe future generations will wonder whether we too became complacent about the exalted standards of tennis we have been privileged to witness over the past 15 years with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic all pushing each other to ever greater heights, ably supported by Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka. Like gluttons we have gorged ourselves on feast after feast without ever stopping to savour each and every mouthful such is the scope of the banquet. … [Read more...] about Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon final with Roger Federer showed we have never had it so good as this
Where leonardo da vinci was born
He was one of 13 chefs chosen to recreate Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper in 2003, and represented the north of England in the BBC's Great British Menu in 2006. … [Read more...] about TV chef Marcus Wareing’s £5m Wimbledon home raided by ‘tourist’ burglars from Chile
The museum hopes to have its viewers question why we take and post photos in the first place. “Selfies are easy to document a trip, a moment, something to brag about,” said Honton. “It makes it easier to rely on a photo as a memory, but does a selfie make it more personal, or is it just to hoard them? People use it as a replacement for experiencing the real thing.” … [Read more...] about ‘Art can be for everyone’: behind the scenes at the Museum of Selfies
"It's about the economics," explains Diamandis. The software and robots are already here – or well on their way – but this unmet demand will remain until the tech is not only more effective but cheaper than the equivalent doctor. "I call this process the 'dematerialisation of technology'. You used to buy a GPS, you used to buy a camera, you used to buy records. These things which were physical have dematerialised on to your phone, and de-monetised, becoming effectively free. And finally they democratise. Healthcare is undergoing the same process: dematerialisation and democratisation." … [Read more...] about Robot doctors, online lawyers and automated architects: the future of the professions?
Forster's death upset Furbank more than he expected and the biography took some years to complete. During that period he also produced a short, wide-ranging study, Reflections on the Word "Image" (1970), exploring the ideas of image and metaphor. Surprisingly, he confessed in it that "if I talk to people on the train or … in the street, shyness can make me feel like a stranger hurled from a different planet, only barely able, by a huge effort of translation, to make my needs known to them". In 1972 he circumvented such problems by joining the staff of the Open University. This enabled him to teach at a distance and also undertake his many editing projects, including a series of Thomas Hardy novels. Pound (1985) is a witty introduction to a complex poet, written for Open University students. … [Read more...] about PN Furbank obituary