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Fascism

50 years ago, as a 20-year-old architectural student, I got interested in energy conservation, and the idea what was then called “autonomous housing”, which was the idea of building houses that used very little expensive coal/oil/gas energy to heat them. … Continue reading

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Who Decides Societal Norms?

Something from Grid Girls Gone has been playing on my mind since I wrote it. In particular, this quote: Grid girls were scrapped by F1 shortly after the elimination of walk-on girls by the Professional Darts Corporation, because their jobs were held to be “at … Continue reading

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The Fashionable and the Unfashionable

I was trying to think this morning what had happened to get lots of people to get scared not just of smoking, but also scared of tobacco smoke. It was something that happened very slowly, in my experience. I lived … Continue reading

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On Being Fashionable

Still mulling over my closest approach to the Guardian in something like 25 years. It felt like getting near Mars or Jupiter or Krypton. You gaze down on the weird critters below, and wonder how they survive on that strange … Continue reading

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