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Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman

    Enter the perplexing password
    Enter the perplexing password
    Let me hazard a wild guess: the system of passwords you use on the internet for accessing online banking, email, shopping sites, Twitter and Facebook...
    The virtual cloud hangs over us
    The virtual cloud hangs over us
    Technology was supposed to make things simpler. This, of course, was the famous promise of those laughable 1960s predictions about life in the 21st...
    The secret to winning the war on email
    The secret to winning the war on email
    Like the war on terror -- though I don't have high hopes for this analogy making it beyond the opening sentence of today's column -- the war on...
    Groupon: The golden nugget
    Groupon: The golden nugget
    Four years ago, a large-limbed 26-year-old from Pittsburgh named Andrew Mason launched a website called The Point. The point of The...
    Has the Apple iPad saved journalism from extinction?
    Has the Apple iPad saved journalism from extinction?
    In this parlous climate for the traditional media, a newspaper journalist who gets too excited about a gadget such as the iPad is liable to attract...
    You've been a great audience ...
    You've been a great audience ...
    The American presidency, it has been said, is the most intimate of offices.
    Carts on the beat
    Carts on the beat
    A Missouri police chief, Rickey Jones, recently surprised a drug dealer in the middle of a deal. The really surprising part was how Jones arrived...
    W and I
    W and I
    Almost nobody has yet seen Oliver Stone's forthcoming movie about George W Bush, but already it's hugely controversial. A White House spokesperson...
    W and I
    W and I
    Almost nobody has yet seen Oliver Stone's forthcoming movie about George Bush, but already it's hugely controversial.
    Hotel advice from hotheads
    Hotel advice from hotheads
    One slightly amusing way to waste five minutes on the internet is to visit the website TripAdvisor.com, which features thousands of hotel reviews...
    Boggle-eyed and on the big screen
    Boggle-eyed and on the big screen
    The Simpsons is the longest-running animated show in television history, the longest-running sitcom in American television history and the...
    Pope Pourri and popewurst: New York goes papal
    Pope Pourri and popewurst: New York goes papal
    The rumour was that Benedict XVI had been spotted on a sidewalk in the Bronx, kilometres from his official route: a miraculous apparition, perhaps,...