Last week I finished the second draft of my next science fiction novel. My goal now is to find a publisher for it, which probably means I'll need to find a literary agent. If I don't manage to do either, then I'll go down the self-publishing route again. But I'd
I've just spent an inordinate amount of time creating an archive of all my past online writing work, in particular of the tech blog I founded ReadWriteWeb. I thought I'd outline my reasons for doing this, and why I ended up relying heavily on the Internet Archive instead of the
Colin, you hit the nail on the head. The IndieWeb community has done brilliant work over the years, but I think 2017 is the year to make it easier for "the users" to tap into these Open Web technologies too. It feels quite similar to 2003/04 in that way.
Yesterday I wrote a post about blogrolls. I published it on AltPlatform, the new tech blog I recently started with my old ReadWriteWeb friend Emre Sokullu. It was the second post in a series I'm doing about IndieWebifying my personal website. I got some great responses, which I'm going to
Today marks the 14th anniversary of my first post on ReadWriteWeb, on 20 April 2003. Every year I do a post about it, but this year I'm adding my thoughts about the meaning of blogging in 2017. Do blogs even matter now? I think they do, but in an Internet
My weekly tech column has just launched at Newsroom, a New Zealand-based news and current affairs website. My debut column is about how Google is ushering in a new era of "AI first" technologies. This won't be an era of shiny devices. To paraphrase Doc from Back to the Future, "Where
I'm pleased to announce my role as Tech Columnist at Newsroom, a soon to be launched news and current affairs website. Full details in the press release below. See also Newsroom's announcement.
February 22, 2017 - Newsroom is pleased to announce that Richard MacManus, the founder of ReadWriteWeb, will be Newsroom's Technology
At the end of 2016, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) issued the first draft of a handbook entitled Ethically Aligned Design. The 138-page document provides guidelines for "prioritizing human wellbeing" in the development and implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Autonomous Systems (AS). I'm sure we all
Each December going back to 2004, I've done a year in review blog post about technology. This year I'm focusing on technology trends rather than specific products. But I'll mention many of my favorite tech products as part of the review.
In time, we may look back on 2016 as the