I was delighted to get Things Our Friends Have Written On The Internet in the post this morning. Ben and Russell have printed off bits of the internet and turned it into a beautiful newspaper. It's such a smart idea. Totally simple but shocking in a way. The web in print.
It's a great read. Even though I've read most of the pieces before (because they're from blogs I like) it felt like reading the most interesting magazine ever. It's got a lovely tone - smart, considered, quirky, intelligent, and it looks beautiful. I'm biased of course because I'm in it, which made me very proud. The Bakelite Museum takes up half the back page.
It gave me a bit of a scare seeing my words in print. Funny how it seems much more permanent. Which is weird because which is more permanent (or less impermanent) now - print or online. They both spread and degrade in different ways. That's what I like about this - it's different. Makes you think. Anyway, Beekr has more detail, Ben has photos of it being made. I'm not going to say any more because you should really see it in the flesh, as it were. If you want one contact Ben at the intriguingly titled Really Interesting Group. There are only 1000 so get in quick.