Archive for the ‘news’ Category

Guardian asks National Secular Society to comment on the ordination of women priests

July 18, 2010

Much as I support the National Secular Society, asking them to comment on the ordination of women priests is like asking me to advise on the best kind of vaulting-pole.

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When writing about the web, links are required

July 11, 2010

Today’s Telegraph has an interesting article about MPs (and their agents) allegedly bowdlerising articles about themselves on Wikipedia.

What it doesn’t have, though, are links to any of the articles, let alone to the edits under discussion (such as this edit).

The Telegraph needs to understand that the word “Web” in World Wide Web refers to the interlinking of articles on different sites.

Adding links to the articles and edits discussed would serve at least two purposes. It would provide evidence to support the allegations the paper is making; and it would be a convenience and a courtesy their readers.

A Right Charlie

November 15, 2007

If I give you a gift – be it a cake or a diamond ring, or, for that matter, a greetings card, it becomes your property. You can do what you will with it. You can keep it, throw it away, give it to someone else or burn it. It’s yours. All yours. You can even sell it.

Apparently, that doesn’t apply to royalty. Charlie Windsor has decided, in an act of crass arrogance, that he has control of something, even after he’s given it to someone else. That something (a Christmas card) was being sold to support a reputable registered charity, the Alzheimer’s Society, and he’s blocked the sale.

I want a United Kingdom republic, and I want it now.