I’ve not seen The Whale (nor did I intend to) but this is quite a piece!
A tale as old as time, ignoring prognosticators across the ages.
Be warned, this is packed with spoilers, but if you have seen both it’s a fascinating read.
In March 1972, after failing to rein in columnist Jack Anderson, the White House turned to the one method guaranteed to silence him permanently.
Bosses of the messaging app fear the Online Safety Bill could force it to weaken its users' security.
“the idea that complex social problems are amenable to cheap technical solutions is the siren song of the software salesman”
The October Game, by Ray Bradbury, was published in the…
I just read The October Game by Ray Bradbury and I’m not OK.
Bridgy face palm
[Faulding] said he did not want to speculate but there remained “a lot of unanswered questions” about the case.
Oh, now you don’t want to speculate?
I’m sure there is a balance yet to be found but having read some older books to my children some of the language is “awkward” to say the least. Stuff like East Asian characters described as having “yellow” skin. If I read that to them verbatim it results in a completely unnecessary conversation https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/feb/20/roald-dahl-books-rewrites-criticism-language-altered
This was surprisingly interesting…
This is quite the silver lining!