Old Computer Adverts
Jul16

Old Computer Adverts

I’ve looked at some old adverts from computer magazines before but this time I thought I’d take a look at some old adverts for computers themselves. I’m not entirely sure what sort of magazine would run an advert for a computer boasting about its ability to control missile systems but I suppose if you were buying this magazine for the computer adverts back whenever it was published you probably also had the spare...

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Portsmouth, Alien Invasion – Commander Pompey
Jun21

Portsmouth, Alien Invasion – Commander Pompey

It wasn’t just through grit, determination, and a steady flow of munitions and inventive weaponry that the people of Portsmouth fought back the alien invasion by The Squirmy Munge in the years following World War I; literature would also play a huge part. However, unlike the writers during the great war who had favoured poetry and depressing the hell out of anyone unlucky enough to come across a passage, in Portsmouth it was to...

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Portsmouth Street Games
Jun07

Portsmouth Street Games

Last weekend saw Portsmouth Street Games make an appearance in Guildhall Square. For two days we were treated to free runners, roller derby girls, cyclists, live music, and lots of street art from local and national artists. The weather was good, there were plenty of stalls selling arts, crafts, and refreshments, and I think it’s fair to say that fun was had by all who attended. I’ve uploaded the photos I took of the day...

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Japanese Book Translations
May25

Japanese Book Translations

The publishing division of this website, neOnbubble Press, has had a long and varied history but one of its key positions has always been providing translation services of foreign publications to English speakers. For this post I thought I’d share just a handful of some of the quality book translations into English that neOnbubble Press has provided to the Japanese book and magazine markets since 1962. Winning Business Meetings...

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Portsmouth, Alien Invasion 1915 – 1923
May17

Portsmouth, Alien Invasion 1915 – 1923

Hot on the heels of World War One (or as it was known at the time: Euroskirmish: The Bombening) the Earth was beset by yet more warfare threatening to engulf humanity. This time it wasn’t the dastardly Kaiser responsible but an alien species whose origin and name were never determined for certain but who became known to the history books as The Squirmy Munge. The Squirmy Munge picked the prize naval port city of Portsmouth,...

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History: America’s Dust Bowl
Apr20

History: America’s Dust Bowl

Reproduced with permission from the neOnbubble Learn You Some History series of student learning guides. This is a concise guide to the 1930s’ Dust Bowl that occurred on the prairies of America using photographs from the Library of Congress. America faced a problem in the 1930s. The Great Depression meant that average people couldn’t afford to buy foodstuffs that were grown by farmers throughout the states of Oklahoma,...

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