Happy 1st Blog Birthday

On 11 April 2011 at 1:15 pm, I wrote the first Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything blog post: Hello, World! Rather inspiring, I’m sure you’ll agree.

As you’d expect from the blog title and its tagline, the majority of my posts have focused on computer science (education and research), science policy and science communication, interspersed with a bit of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Richard Feynman and the odd quote or two. I’ve been very pleased with the interest and interaction on the blog, averaging between one and two thousand hits a month. Thank you dear readers, long may it continue. FYI, my favourite search term to the blog was “recreational scolding“…

So, the first year’s top five blog posts (excluding the Home page and About) are as follows:

  1. Feynman, Bethe and the beauty of mathematics
  2. Will 2012 be the Year of Computer Science?
  3. Expert Panel report on the National Curriculum review
  4. Sense About Science: Report Dodgy Science
  5. “These aren’t the drives you’re looking for…”

Now I’m off to write a “proper” blog post.

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