I haven't given up on the blog, but a combination of relentless daily work, laziness, lack of time and the feeling that there wasn't much to blog about at present have conspired to keep me away from the web log. I've decided that the way this blog will develop in future is as an arm of my teaching: I'll aim to post at least fortnightly on my current courses/topics; the fruits of my off-line research will appear between the pages of books and other terrestial publications. Remember those?
As to the mysterious image above? It's a detail of a map of the web made by Information Architects Japan, and modelled on the Greater Tokyo subway. I gather that Microsoft aren't happy with their location on the map. I guess IJA will lose serious sleep over that.
The full Web Trend Map can be found here and a massive PDF version here. On the former, click on the names to go to that site.