A nice story from the New York Times tonight on the Citroen DS. I read Roland Barthes’ essay at university. The Citroen DS was to our age what the cathedral was to a previous.
Two interesting articles from the New Scientist this week. The first, on how people with extreme support needs can control a wheelchair or a computer with their tongues. The second shows us how a virtual world can be explored by simply thinking one step in front of the other.
Here’s a flashback to last week’s Leadership Conference. Gordon Brown’s acceptance speech first.
It was an exciting afternoon, not least during the countdown to the declaration of who won the campaign to be Deputy Leader. Harriet Harman won by 0.4 per cent of the vote.
Her acceptance speech below.
I’m currently involved in setting up a new website for a CLP. One of the ideas that has surfaced in offline discussions is that of adding fun content to such sites.
So, with this in mind, here’s a call to all Labour supporters everywhere to come together and provide cartoons, YouTube videos and short sketches which we can then syndicate the length and breadth of our Labour Land.
If life is fun, politics should also be so. Especially when times get tough.
It’s been an interesting few weeks. I went to the Leadership Conference and found myself up in the delegates’ section. My colleagues went as “guests”. There are still differences in the modern Labour Party.
Sometimes, differences are important and necessary. Sometimes, however, they are not.
An interesting article from the Economist today. The phoney war appears to be ending as Gordon Brown and David Cameron finally get to grips with each other. The latest opinion polls are good news for Labour.
Europe stirs again in two articles today. The first, from the Observer, deals with the thorny issue of what is to be done with Europe’s Constitution, as the English and the French begin to get on swimmingly. The second, from the Financial Times, is on what it is to be done with the Presidency, as Tony Blair’s candidacy begins to garner support. Both provide fascinating reading.
We need more of these sorts of stories.
A fascinating article on how Internet-led politicking can demolish the traditional sort. I’m quite against the result and what it has achieved, but the lessons are there for all of us to learn.