The Wiki Man

Making work for ourselves

12 January 2017 3:00 pm

In 1929 John Maynard Keynes predicted that by 2029 people in the developed nations could enjoy a perfectly civilised standard…

Keep death off the roads with an app

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Controversial I know, but I feel a little sympathy for Tomasz Kroker, the lorry driver jailed for ten years for…

Keep death off the roads with an app

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

Controversial I know, but I feel a little sympathy for Tomasz Kroker, the lorry driver jailed for ten years for…

The rich aren’t so different any more

10 December 2016 9:00 am

The traditional orange at the bottom of a Christmas stocking dates to a time when this was the only orange…

The rich aren’t so different any more

8 December 2016 3:00 pm

The traditional orange at the bottom of a Christmas stocking dates to a time when this was the only orange…

Scandals that make you switch off

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Do any of us honestly have any idea how serious the Hillary Clinton email scandal was? I haven’t got a…

Scandals that make you switch off

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

Do any of us honestly have any idea how serious the Hillary Clinton email scandal was? I haven’t got a…

How the left wastes its energy

19 November 2016 9:00 am

There are only three infallible rules in advertising. Be distinctive. Make a lot of noise. And try to feature a…

How the left wastes its energy

17 November 2016 3:00 pm

There are only three infallible rules in advertising. Be distinctive. Make a lot of noise. And try to feature a…

How to carry less baggage

5 November 2016 9:00 am

One fairly reliable rule of thumb is ‘never buy anything at an airport if you can help it’. Something about…

How to carry less baggage

3 November 2016 3:00 pm

One fairly reliable rule of thumb is ‘never buy anything at an airport if you can help it’. Something about…

Cruel boy errors

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Perhaps you are slightly concerned about your son. At present he is sitting in the crawlspace beneath your home wearing…

Cruel boy errors

20 October 2016 2:00 pm

Perhaps you are slightly concerned about your son. At present he is sitting in the crawlspace beneath your home wearing…

Cruel boy errors

20 October 2016 2:00 pm

Perhaps you are slightly concerned about your son. At present he is sitting in the crawlspace beneath your home wearing…

Let there be light, and at better times of day

8 October 2016 9:00 am

We already drive on the left, give road distances in miles and drink pints. So one good feature of Brexit…

Let there be light, and at better times of day

6 October 2016 2:00 pm

We already drive on the left, give road distances in miles and drink pints. So one good feature of Brexit…

The stupidest target in British transport

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Two books to recommend to my fellow transportation nerds: Travel Fast or Smart? A Manifesto for an Intelligent Transport Policy…

The stupidest target in British transport

22 September 2016 1:00 pm

Two books to recommend to my fellow transportation nerds: Travel Fast or Smart? A Manifesto for an Intelligent Transport Policy…

Watch out for Chesterton’s fences

10 September 2016 9:00 am

There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a…

Watch out for Chesterton’s fences

8 September 2016 1:00 pm

There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a…

The internet of stupid things

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Back in the 1980s a colleague of mine was paranoid about being burgled. Before he went away on a two-week…

The internet of stupid things

25 August 2016 1:00 pm

Back in the 1980s a colleague of mine was paranoid about being burgled. Before he went away on a two-week…

When more data makes you more wrong

12 August 2016 11:00 pm

In a one-day international against Australia last year, Ben Stokes was dismissed for ‘obstructing the field’, a rule rarely invoked…

When more data makes you more wrong

11 August 2016 1:00 pm

In a one-day international against Australia last year, Ben Stokes was dismissed for ‘obstructing the field’, a rule rarely invoked…

Aspirin should be reassuringly expensive

30 July 2016 9:00 am

Last year, those rationalist killjoys at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission prosecuted Reckitt Benckiser over four products: Nurofen Migraine…