Archive for the ‘Social commentary’ Category

The World Wide Web is 20 years old, I am informed, and in that time we have accumulated huge amounts of knowledge. At a moments notice, with the aid of Google, Wikipedia and Amazon, we can access vast quantities of information, pretty much immediately. The Encyclopaedia set that I grew up with in my parent’s […]

Read MoreApril 30, 2013 3:26 pm - Posted by Pete_Hamill

Much has been made of the current ‘Occupy’ protests; Wall Street and the London Stock Exchange, (located at St Paul’s Cathedral) being two of the most prominent, although I have seen similar protests in a number of cities in different countries. These protests are often criticised for not having any clear focus, demands, proposals or […]

Read MoreJanuary 17, 2012 9:48 pm - Posted by Pete_Hamill

Two great writers, Orwell and Huxley had different visions of the future expressed in their literature. This wondeful cartoon contrasts the two and suggests that Huxley may have been right. I am indebted to Ben Ramilingam (whose blog Aid on the Edge of Chaos is really worth a read) for bringing this to my attention. […]

Read MoreJune 24, 2011 2:19 pm - Posted by Pete_Hamill