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Tuesday 21 June 2011
A few weeks ago, I found myself being guided, as if by an invisible force, to an electrical shop in New Malden. It takes exceptional circumstances to put me in New Malden, and this occasion was no different; my brain (the invisible force in question) had decided I urgently needed to acquire the latest iPad.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Saturday 18 June 2011
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Cable's threat to the unions
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Saturday 21 May 2011
Saturday 14 May 2011
The Domesday Book is actually two volumes, to be found in the national archives.
Sunday 08 May 2011
Friday 22 April 2011
We're often told that the digital age has curtailed our attention span. Our patience is sorely tested by anything that doesn't grab us instantly; lengthy blog posts are routinely suffixed with "TLTR" (too long to read) and if you're still with me now – some 50 words in – you should give yourself a pat on the back because conventional wisdom deems you to be one of a dying breed.
Friday 22 April 2011
Sunday 17 April 2011
Reports of the death of the book are, I think, greatly exaggerated. The futurists out there would have us believe that ugly utilitarian devices such as the Kindle and other e-readers will gradually replace sheets of printed paper bound with glue or string. They see a world where we will instantly download any title of our choice while waiting in airport lounges and the quaint old bookshop will be a thing of the past. The techno-utopians even claim, absurdly, that there is some sort of ecological advantage to this, and that trees will be saved, forgetting that trees are a sustainable resource, while plastic is not.
Sunday 27 March 2011
O brave new world, that has such gadgets in it! As if we have not yet been thrilled enough by the manifold delights of your ongoing digital revolution, you have now given us a device – as light and convenient as, well, a book – that enables us to carry the contents of a small local library around with us at all times.
Sunday 20 March 2011
Monday 14 March 2011
Sunday 27 February 2011
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