This isn't a proper thing, as it were, and it's late, but excuses made yesterday, you're lucky to get anything, if you get anything tomorrow it will be late too. I'll just do some stuff
Firstly Geoffrey Perkins is dead, hit by a van, shame, he was the creator of Mornington Crescent, amongst many other things, such as being the head of comedy at the BBC. I hope I don't go like that, it seems a particularly pointless way to go for some reason. A bit banal, but that's what I thought. I'm not going to cut and paste a list of lots of stuff he did, that's not what I do, unless there's an artistic reason for it. And this isn't the sort of story I have an angle on, there's nothing to mock and nothing ironic about it. And even if it had been ironic, for instance if it had happened on Mornington Crescent, that's not the sort of irony that you can do anything with really.
Now robots that are better at following you. I don't want robots to follow me. I don't think this is progress. The only time I'd want a robot to follow me was if I was running a conga line, and that's never going to happen, with or without robots. Perhaps they're making them for people that do run conga lines. But I don't think so, somehow.
"Corporate cartographers are demolishing thousands of years of history - not to mention Britain's remarkable geography - at a stroke by not including them on maps which millions of us now use every day." It's Mary Spence, president of the British Cartographic Society, worried about how online maps don't include landmarks and cultural stuff. Well I've got some great news for her, she can rest easy, our sources inform us that not only are Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Multimap not planning to demolish anything historical, they're not planning to go back in time and stop all the paper maps that include the stuff they like being created, they're not even planning to destroy all the ones in the shops now.
I'm gonna sleep now, more tomorrow probably