January 27, 2023

Boating for the Lazy

As the American cartoonist Berk Breathed said, “I like boats. They’re healthier than Valium. Cost more, though.” Boats and the idle lifestyle though, don’t, at first sight, seem to go together. Think of Ellen Macarthur, […]

The Pen vs The Sword

A conceit in which I contend they are the same In an electronic world is one permitted to muse upon the future of expressions such as ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’? Today, can […]

In Praise of the 746: When phones were phones

Modern phones are, to paraphrase Blur, rubbish. Mobiles have more gadgets than any sane person would ever use, and ‘plug-in’ domestic phones are horrible plasticky lightweight things, that slide across the table when you pick […]

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