Sous les pavés, la plage

The payphone has bluescreened... ... the departure board has 404ed... ... the giant TV screen is somebody's Windows desktop... Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! Since posting my three broken technology pictures, I've been suffering the blogger's equivalent of what the French call "l'esprit de l'escalier," and for which German has the … Continue reading Sous les pavés, la plage

Everything I Know I Learned From Old Ladybird books

We recently inherited a stack of Ladybird books and have wasted many happy hours inside the uncomplicated mind of the 1960s educationalist. Here's what we've learned: Computers do not have brains and they cannot really think for themselves A stockbroker in the City is probably more interested in financial news, and has time to read … Continue reading Everything I Know I Learned From Old Ladybird books