Category Archives: privacy

The party’s over, Queenie

Put out fewer flags: we’re coming to the end of the long Jubilee weekend. And it’s been full of the usual vapid jingoism/celebration of constitutional tradition that accompanies such events, followed by the expected welcome imposition of democratic sanity/jealous carping … Continue reading

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Age shall not weary them, sadly

(Embargoed until our new letting contract went through.) A few weeks ago, K. received a phone call from our very apologetic letting agents. Our regular contact had recently negotiated a good rent increase with the landlady, and had generally treated … Continue reading

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The wisdom of crowds

As I disappear for a few days for family festivities, I’d like to leave you with this final thought. Technology is changing all our lives. What was impossible a few years ago is now not merely possible but quite straightforward. … Continue reading

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How cool is now?

You all know the arguments against Big Brother. You all know the arguments in favour of Big Brother. I won’t patronise you by rehearsing them here, each with its own bullet point. Of more interest is the tone that airing … Continue reading

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