Wednesday, October 20, 2004

BBC Round-up

Wartime pan-Atlantic code-breakers failed to click. Alan Turing unwittingly surmises then what I reckon about a lot of Western attitude today:

"Generally speaking, their attitude is so purely mechanical and mathematical that they often fail to see the wood for the trees and do not like to admit that experience and a knowledge of immediately prior developments, combined with a little manual work, may often produce the answer more quickly than machinery."

Corrupt oil companies and overpaid Congo fat-cats continue to convince me that letting markets run "free", or unchecked, would just make things worse in so many ways.

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