Category Archives: society
I’m bumping into a lot of wonderful things that seem to be sprouting up all over the place. To keep track of them and share them, I have made a wonderful-things tag on delicious. Enjoy!
On winning a Best Actor award at the Golden Globes, Bill Nighy commented: I used to think that prizes were demeaning and divisive, until I got one, and now they seem sort of meaningful and real. Also today, we got … Continue reading
Tonight there was an excellent piece by BBC Newsnight on the impact of mobile phones in Africa generally, and Kenya specifically. See the 18 minute video here. (Or a short text article with alternate video link here.) It’s also a … Continue reading
The BBC gives an interesting insight into what people talk about, at least when it comes to news and current affairs of all kinds. As they say about their “Have Your Say” feature: It is a powerful body of opinion, … Continue reading
Yet another person seems to have been charged with terrorism with little reason. The BBC reports that the terrorism charges against an alleged ringleader of the summer Heathrow airliner plot have been dropped in Pakistan. Other criminal charges like forgery … Continue reading