Gaz Shaw

Digital media sort working in academia. Occasional sport historian, @ICSHC alumnus.


The Ramifications of Falling Out With Google

Google sits on a growing list of multinational companies ‘legally avoiding’ tax in the UK. But while consumers can…


UK Government plans to implement its ‘f*ck you pay me’ service

If there’s one promising thing to come out of last week’s general election, it is the proposed support for freelancers


Yeah but where’s the quality?


What You Need to Know About Faber’s ‘At the George’

Faber and Faber’s reprint of Geoffrey Moorhouse’s seminal rugby league book ‘At the George’ is more than welcome, but why should you buy it? 


For a podcast in June, Phil Caplan and Tony Hannan at Scratching Shed Publications interviewed a number of noted rugby league writers. One of the…


The Magic of the Cup Draw

Once the flagship competition of rugby league, the Challenge Cup draws are now arguably more alluring than the resulting ties.


Hey, I’m a Thirty-Something and I Get Vine. But as for Bitcoin…


I sympathise with Alexis Madrigal in his attempt to explain Vine to readers of The Atlantic. The app’s culture is…


Urgh, CAPTCHA Advertising


Who likes being met by a CAPTCHA? Nobody. It may be an effective method to combat spam and deter bots, but not when it prevents real people from getting past too…


Accentuating the Other Side of Startup Culture


My Startup has Thirty Days to Live might be fake. It might not be documenting a live situation. But, regardless, it has started something…


The Ramifications of Falling Out With Google

Google sits on a growing list of multinational companies ‘legally avoiding’ tax in the UK. But while consumers can…


Hark the Cascade of Crummy Images

Would it be good for Medium to hook up with stock photo agencies?