The Null Device
The Null Device, being a stream of links and commentary on culture, technology, current events and whatever the author finds interesting.
The Null Device is maintained by acb, in his copious spare time.
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One year ago:
2016/12/31It's the last day of another year, and time to take stock of the year's musical releases once again: ANOHNI — Hopelessness ( BandCamp ) Formerly known as Antony Hegarty (of The Johnsons),
Two years ago:
2016/1/17Tonight I saw Henry Rollins at the Barbican, on one of the two London dates on his current speaking tour of the UK (titled “Charmingly Obstinate”). Rollins went on stage at half past seven, attired in
Five years ago:
2013/1/17As America discovers rave culture, restyled into the contours of a synth-driven nu-metal, with the drug elements toned way down, and renamed as “Electronic Dance Music” or EDM, VICE UK has an open letter to America's
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