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Jamillah Knowles | 10:14 UK time, Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Hello all!

 

This week on the podcast we have an array of interest and curiosity. Whether you need to know what the link is between toilet tissue and computer monitors, which web culture collector is celebrating his 15th anniversary or how to get from Lands End to John O'Groats for free.

 

 

First up, Birgitta Halvarsson of the TCO dropped by for a chat. The TCO keeps an eye on what our computers are made of and the impact those materials may have on us, our future and the planet. Finding out what your latest gadget is made from, could be harder than you think. Should these materials me made clear?

 

 

Next, you'll forgive me for providing a link that may suck away your time if you have not already been there. The marvellous Laughing Squid site has been sharing images, videos, links and artwork of interest as well as providing web hosting since the internet was still young. Scott Beale is the primary tentacle for the site and we talked about marking 15 years and how the web has changed.

 

 

Last but not least, a man who is probably online when most of us would not even consider it. Challenged by Vodaphone to do something creative with sim cards, Christian Payne, known as Documentally, managed to travel from Lands End to John O'Groats. Why is that special? He did it without a penny in his pocket and managed to crowd source lifts, food and accommodation along the way. He describes his incredible journey.

 

On a final note this week - Outriders needs you! I'm putting together a round up of our online adventures and although I naturally have my favourites, I'd like to know about yours too.

If there was an interview you liked best, or a visitor who inspired you on Outriders, do let me know. Maybe there was a segment that you missed and would like another chance to hear - in which case, shout out and we can revisit that time at the end of the year.

If you need a reminder - all of our episode details are logged here on the Outriders blog.

So drop me a line via email - Outriders at BBC dot co do uk, let me know on Twitter where we are @BBC_Outriders, or search for Outriders on Facebook where we will be continuing the discussion.

 

 

Until next week!

~ Jamillah

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