Rhodri Marsden is the Technology Columnist for The Independent; he has also written about crumpets, Captain Beefheart, rude place names and string. He's also a musician who plays in the band Scritti Politti, and won the under-10 piano category at the 1980 Watford Music Festival by playing a piece called "Silver Trumpets" with verve and aplomb.
22 October 2014 09:00 AM
18 October 2014 12:00 AM
* William Miller, a baptist lay preacher from New York, began an intense period of Bible study in 1815. He was looking for clues relating to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and in the book of Daniel he found what he was looking for. Chapter 8, Verse 14 reads: "Unto 2300 days, then shall the sanctuary be cleansed". By conveniently interpreting one day to mean one year, Miller calculated that this momentous event was due in 1843.
14 October 2014 12:00 AM
11 October 2014 12:00 AM
Rhodri Marsden tells the curious tale of an English conductor trying to revive the fortunes of a struggling Bulgarian town with just a song (and a band of 300)
11 October 2014 12:00 AM
09 October 2014 06:10 PM
The involvement of a camel is evidently a cute publicity stunt, but it does highlight Google’s growing interest in facilitating armchair tourism
05 October 2014 12:00 AM
04 October 2014 12:00 AM
03 October 2014 12:00 AM
With printer companies no longer coining it by selling us overpriced ink, they’re being forced to take drastic measures.
02 October 2014 12:25 PM
It's not Facebook or Twitter, and for many people that’s enough to sell them the idea
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