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  • Harold Thimbleby: Not everything your computer does is magical
    Monday, 7 January 2002

    In 1965, Intel's Gordon Moore made a famous observation, now known as Moore's Law: computer power will double every 18 months. According to Intel, the law is still true today, 36 years later. Today's computers are much smaller, more powerful and ...

  • Older dads are hardly glamorous but they go a long way
    Sunday, 6 January 2002

    So 50 is too old to be a father, is it? By what measure? Charlie Chaplin, Anthony Quinn and Saul Bellow all managed to sire children in their eighties. My own dad showed stamina in the field by fathering my oldest brother at the age of 54, and follow...

  • Enjoy it while it lasts
    Sunday, 6 January 2002

    The stores that were open all hours are closing down. The family-run Asian corner shops, the ones that we all rely on for that forgotten recipe essential, the extra pint of milk, or a last-minute birthday card, are disappearing. Second- generation, B...

  • Rod Liddle: Private lives are now public property
    Sunday, 6 January 2002

    We don't like our politicians very much. In the premier league of professionals against whom we have festering grievances, they're at the top, just above the lawyers and the journalists. It was not always like this. In the past we mistrusted them...

  • Jonathan Meades: Which land is my land? This land is your land ... etc
    Sunday, 6 January 2002

    Look! There' s Great Yews and the gallops, I think. That's surely Homington which, as a tiny child, I called Somming – so my mother never ceased to tell me. And that tache, no larger than this fleck of ash, could that be the house beside the Ebble sh...

  • Roger Graef: Why moral panic won't help us get to grips with crime
    Sunday, 6 January 2002

    Fear eats the soul. In the short term it can produce extraordinary strength, impelling us to fight or flight. But it can also paralyse us. Fear of crime is particularly infectious. It can start locally and grow to terrorise a community – especially w...

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