September 2, 2004

Chapter VIII: Pandora’s Inbox

Over the course of the first year of their marriage, Dorothy Sevitz had learnt to adjust her expectations downwards. Every evening – the very second that dinner was cleared away and the dishwasher loaded – Adrian would hastily mumble his … Continue reading

June 3, 2004

YAHNET Acronyms.

Most Internet historians, while quick to acknowledge the early influence of JANET (the UK’s Joint Academic Network), are all too often slow to acknowledge the equally pioneering role that was played by YAHNET: a communications network that was set up … Continue reading

June 2, 2004

Recipes of yesteryear.

Dodo en croute with a fweet chilli jam, ferved on a polenta and wafabi oatcake. Firft, catch your Dodo. Decapitate and bone. (If boiled for many hourf, ye bill may make a fuperlative and nourifhing – if, alaf, fomewhat noxiouf … Continue reading

June 1, 2004

Eat your neighbour.

The village we live in at weekends has a curious layout. Sited on a sharply rising hill, the streets are arranged in a broadly circular fashion, with spokes running off at various angles. Posher houses towards the top, more affordable … Continue reading