Keith Mitchell: who moved his blackberry?

by Stephen Tall on July 15, 2005

Occasionally you read two things on the same day, and something at the back of your mind nags away until you make the connection. Just this sensation occurred to me when I read the Welcome by the Tory leader of (…)

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G8: do the right thing, before it’s too L8

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2005

The deal is done. After all the hype – the white wristbands, the Long Walk for Justice, the concerts, the Bob ‘n’ Bono Live 8 show – the communiqué was, today, signed and sealed (it has yet to be delivered) (…)

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7/7, the London bombings: first thoughts

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2005

Post-modernists believe all history is text; they may be right, but the present is txt. Two hastily thumbed messages from my dad, separated by 23 hours and 52 minutes, book-ended London’s day of triumph and terror: “Olympics 4 london”; later (…)

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My letter to the Economist on ID cards

by Stephen Tall on July 1, 2005

This week’s Economist rather oddly adopts a surprisingly neutral stance on ID cards. Here’s my letter in response: Dear Sir, So, the Economist has no philosophical problem with identity cards because the British people “traded their privacy for convenience long (…)

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