Things That Have Caught My Attention

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Episode One Hundred and Thirty One: To Serve; Odds

0.0 Station Ident Our car is being ScotchGuarded. I suppose it’s the equivalent of putting a nanofilm of carbon on top of every possible surface in the car so that when it inevitable gets baby vomit or poo on it, it’s easy to wipe off. Materials science! I am sitting in the customer service area […]

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Seven: Belong; Snow Crashing (9); Humans As A Service

0.0 Station Ident 45 minutes of near-silent swooshing in a black car from home to Manchester Airport and then suddenly being surrounded by something that’s best described as a mess of people. Not a throng of people, but more a spill, hastily mopped up, the equivalent of wads of paper towel attempting to force them […]

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Four: When You’re Tired Of Cities

0.0 Station Ident Technically, this episode is late, because it’s being sent past midnight, which means that a newsletter episode was not sent during the 24 hour period of Tuesday July 15, 2014. But it’s my newsletter and my rules and I’m still writing one anyway. So there. We bought a new car. It has […]

Episode Eighty Two: The Next Big Thing In Drugs; As If You Needed Another NYT Opinion; Experience This; The Value Of The Thing

0.0 Station Ident I write later than usual today, for reasons that will probably become clear next week. I didn’t do too well yesterday: in the house, on my own, kind of passively-aggressively playing Resogun and shooting all the things with the cat beside me. It’s one of the things that I’ve learned – and […]

Episode Seventy Eight: The Pre-Post-Scarcity Economy; Cities

0.0 Station Ident The service was yesterday. In the end, I did a short speech, one I adapted from something I had written last Thursday. I have to admit, I don’t remember much of the day, now. Whether that’s because of how I was feeling or, to be honest, the preventative drugs that I’d taken […]