Profile of John Gushue

John Gushue takes a tour through the Internet with the Surf's Up column each Thursday. He is a former editor and political columnist with The Telegram , and is now a news writer for CBC.ca in St. John's. Read past Surf's Up columns (and much more) at his blog: johngushue.typepad.com .

All articles of John Gushue

  • Etsy bitsy vendors, and virtual fridge magnets

    Surf's up - Imagine a large flea market or even a big garage sale - and then multiply it many thousands of times over. That will give you a sense ...

  • Books, biology and March madness

    A site that judges books based solely on their covers, a much-anticipated trove of detail on the world around us, and a nothing-but-net site for ...

  • Let's make a date of it

    If you poke around a bookshop or drugstore at this time of year, you may well find a stash of calendars - no doubt deeply marked down from the ...

  • An illuminating look at jazz legends

    Surf's up - A famous photograph of musical luminaries, an off-the-wall writing resource inspired by William S. Burroughs, and a game that lets ...

  • Another (Lego) brick in the wall

    Surf's up - Fifty years ago last month, the Lego brick was patented in the United States. But Lego, as many former children of an older vintage ...

  • File-sharing? Be careful out there

    Surf's up - It's 10 o'clock at night. Do you know what your kids are downloading? We'll get to that rhetorical question in a moment. But first, ...

  • What happened to Yahoo?

    Surf's up - Not that very long ago, my online day was built around Yahoo. When I loaded a web browser, it was my start page. I not only used its ...

  • Whoot's that, you say?

    We seemed to be venturing into Abbott and Costello territory a little while back, when a few of us were discussing a news item about an unusual ...

  • Getting a nudge just when you need it

    A while back, I recommended an e-mail service called Hasslebot, which fires off reminders at random times, prompting you to go to the gym, call ...

  • Calendars, picks and hints for a new year

    Belated wishes for a happy New Year. Here are some websites to get 2008 rolling. This is the time of year for putting up calendars and taking ...