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24 June 2011

Writing

  1. Then behave yourselves

    Stephen Sedley in the LRB comparing an intrusive media to a snooping state.

Links

  1. For 2 weeks only – alternative tube maps on display

    Photos of the work of Max Roberts on the tube map. Photos, rather than decent graphics unfortunately. Can’t find better versions of his stuff online, so london-tubemap.com “wins”.

  2. London Tubemap - A new angle on the London Underground

    I like the original, but this compromise does feel more usefully connected to the geography of the city, rather than a complete abstraction. (via @benhammersley)

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @kevinthom Oh yes, TypePad AntiSpam has blocked thousands of comments, but some have obviously found loopholes.

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    @blech If I was able to compare the two, maybe I wouldn’t like london-tubemap.com as much :)

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    More than one comment spam per minute until I got in to turn commenting off. Haven’t seen it that bad for a long time. Anyone else?

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    Grrr. I think it’s the sudden increase in comment spam that has made my install of Movable Type, and my server generally, unreachable. Hate.

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    @antimega I like it. Shame I can’t compare easily with Roberts’ work online. A few photos of his maps on IanVisits: http://bit.ly/lycszf

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    @_ralph I’m sure. But just because it’s an effort doesn’t make the statistics more in your favour unfortunately.

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    @_ralph I didn’t apply for tickets.

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    Can’t help thinking people endlessly moaning about Olympic tickets haven’t grasped how 62 million people compares to the size of a venue.

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    “Waterstones and WH Smith expressed disappointment that the new Potter material would not be available in physical books” Remember “things”?