London under lockdown Piccadilly Circus, London, 5pm today There’s no going back to ‘normal’ My day started by listening to the New York Times’s ‘The Daily’ podcast, which today consisted of an interview with Dr Anthony Fauci, a leading medical scientist who has been head of the…
The end of Boris Johnson’s media honeymoon: today’s front pages The ‘serious’ papers are bad enough (though whether the Telegraph deserves that descrip…
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On this day… … in 1976, Apple was founded by these three guys. Left to right: Steve Wozniak (‘Woz’), Steve Jobs, Ron Wayne Ron who? Ronald Wayne co-fou…
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The impending haircut crisis Source Next step: corner the market in pudding basins. The blogging renaissance As I suspected, good things are stirring i…
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Can’t go to that concert? Try this instead. It’s a wonderful example of what a family of imaginative musicians can do under lockdown conditions. Wish I…
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Errata: two errors in yesterday’s edition. Mary Shelley’s The Last Man was published in 1826 not 1862 (thanks, Sheila H), and I do know how to spell ‘p…
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Quote of the day Facts are stubborn things. Statistics are pliable. Mark Twain Spring in a time of contagion In our garden this afternoon. What our con…
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Quote of the day The sole function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. John Kenneth Galbraith Why Coronavirus testing is tak…
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