about; archive; photos

Making mistakes since 1970

A photo of me

Now: creative writer at the Government Digital Service, and occasional contributor at The Morning News.

Previously: journalist, copywriter, columnist and editor, for the Press Association, the BBC, The Guardian, Time's Techland, Cult of Mac, The Daily Telegraph, TUAW, Redwood Publishing, BERG,,, Fjord and Nokia, and many others.

I've contributed to a handful of books.

A handful of people have said some nice things about my work.

I live in south-west England with my wife and son and two cats. When I'm not working, I like taking photos and reading. Other interests include geology, science, walking, Byzantine history, British geomorphology, real ale, listening to the radio, shelving, and biscuits.

The best way to contact me is by email at