Why this Blog?

A place where I can lament the changing times; for eccentric comments on current affairs and for unfashionable views, expressed I hope, in cogent style; also occasional cris de coeur largely concerned, I regret to say, with myself.


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Sunday, 1 February 2009


Sorry for the recent lack of activity. I am posting this from a friend's computer ,as at present I have no Internet connection. Those of you who have experienced this disaster will know that it is rather like losing a limb.

The reasons are twofold: first I was foolish enough to depend on somebody, which was a mistake I shall probably not repeat and second the inefficiency of my French Internet provider, laughingly called "Free" which has not yet restored my connection after over a week.

This is akin to banks taking days to transfer money - for which there is absolutely no excuse; we all know that all it takes is a couple of clicks on a keyboard.

This last point is superbly illustrated by events at Google yesterday, where a slip of the finger of one of its staff resulted in chaos worldwide for an hour or two. - a Google googly! Of course with no connection thanks to the useless "Free" I missed it, but you can read all about it in French on CM's excellent blog, Jour apres jour.

Until the next time, which I hope will be soonish.

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