The Back to Front Show #035: That VAT Thing — This week Keir tries to speak “Somerset” and no surprises for guessing the outcome of that one. Once that’s done and dusted we take a look at the rise in Markdown based writing apps, examine a new ebook service from Liberio, try and fail to work out the implications of the new EU VAT place of supply rule for digital services and finally round it out with a chat about at a new comms tool.
The Back to Front Show #034: Hacker not Cracker — We are back once again (albeit a few days weeks late). Illness, travel and house moves put things on hold but we’ll be back in full force in the run up to the holiday season. This week we welcome in our new logo courtesy of Sean Johnson and pick out four links and topical stories we found of interest over the last few weeks.
Some background — for the last two years a bunch of us who don’t traditionally have an annual Christmas party convene to share some experiences from the year gone by. It’s a small intimate affair of normally around 25 – 30 people and is a lot of fun.
Full details of this year’s event are available on our Tito page, but here are some quick highlights:
Over three months, more than 100 magazine professionals took the time to write 100 words for the Magazine Diaries on how they felt about what they do for a living and the products they make. They wrote in support of MagAid, a charity using magazines to develop a love of reading in under privileged school children, but they also just wanted to get stuff off their chests.
The Back to Front Show #033: Back behind the Yeti’s — Back from our travels we return behind the Yeti's to discuss everything from the hunt for the perfect email app to the sartorial elegance of modern tech CEO's. This episode also features a rather splendid retreat venue only four hours from Spokane.
Berliners have been marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the city’s Wall with a 15km-long light installation which uses 8000 illuminated balloons to trace the path of where the wall once stood — a stunning reminder of a divided city.