I’m Mike Ellis.

This site is a place for personal ramblings – you may well be looking for my company website over at Thirty8 Digital or maybe even my newest business, The Museum Platform (I am SERIAL ENTREPRENEURZ!) if you need the saner, more employable, more useful me.

Me? I seem to have spent nearly 20 years fiddling about with the web, mainly on the content and strategic side of things, but occasionally delving into some code in order to remind myself I can still break things.

Along the way, I’ve done things like: …worked for Waterstone’s Online and The Science Museumhad a book with an unfeasibly long title publishedorganised various tech events…spoken at lots of conferences…started (and stalled) writing another book…tutored some MA studentshad some kidsrun away to Cornwall……started a business (two three, actually, but let’s forget about the first one, it was a bit random)…and written a few tunes both on my own and with my band.

..Oh, and I had a cider. Just one. Ok, maybe two. Ten. ish.

This thing? Well, I kinda rolled in my old electronic museum blog and my not-often-updated dadtwo blog, mixed in some miscellaneous rubbish, sprinkled in my old simplify blog and every so often get around to writing a new post. Please feel free to have a poke about.

Latest post…

  • What happened to the telephone?
    I’ve noticed an interesting phenomena in These Strange Times. I might be late to the party in noticing this, but hey, fuck it, shoot me. Whereas it’s obvious to all concerned – and there has been much written about this – that we’re all spending forever on Zoom calls, this one is everso slightly not this. The phenomena is this: whereas before lockdown it was totally ok to talk to a client on the phone, now it’s absolutely expected that we … Read more