Quick catch-up…

• IRIS – there are now a total of 26 comments on the Tony Bromfield departure

• Twitter – we have pulled the plug on our Twitter feed because
(i) 99% of the incoming tweets we were receiving were pointlessly banal beyond crass (probably the most dire, from an editor of a US magazine, was 'airplane crashes make me feel sad, I feel sorry for the passengers')

(ii) the technology was flakey with much of the functionality not working when required

As far as we can see, the only useful role for Twitter is as a multi-recipient SMS texting service. We'll stick with the blog and email, life is too short to spend servicing yet another transient communications medium.