Blogs, podcasts and digital concert halls are the way forward for classical music lovers

Government plans to allocate scientific research funding according to “economic and social impact” will stifle creativity and prevent basic advances

We imagine that the web is a forum for uncensored thought. We couldn’t be more wrong

‘I cursed and gaped. I closed and reopened the web site and there it all was again, three years of work, plus debt and lack of medical care and some rather bizarre house-sitting to save on rent while I finished the manuscript on a small advance, with the promise of rewards in proportion to the book’s sales.’

A visitor worries that conservatism is stifling innovation in Japan, once home of the crazy gadget