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ah, little Pluto, it’s so good to see you

When I was small, my grandfather would buy me the weekly journal, Finding Out. I remember it well. It was an educational magazine for young minds, dealing mainly with the sciences, geography, history, and the modern world, and which, if … Continue reading

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homo practicus

Debenham’s, the High St. chain department store, has its branch in Oxford, halfway between The Ashmolean museum and the MAO gallery. I like department stores like Debenham’s because I loathe shopping, and dept. stores are the nearest reality gets to … Continue reading

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homo practicus

I like to think of myself as a practical bloke most times. It’s key to my job. If I had my arm twisted to become a philosopher, I suppose I might opt to join the pragmatists, though I wonder how … Continue reading

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am I getting too old for this shit?

After 18 months with an iPad, I’ve gone back to a laptop. What’s the first thing I try to do? Scroll down the screen with my fingers. Not once but three times. Before I realised it wasn’t an iPad. To … Continue reading

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by way of an introduction…

“Don’t explain anything”Ian Dury

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