Monthly Archives: November 2009

Airstrip One lands

Of course, the name of this mad­ness is pure NewSpeak:

The new rules, known as the Inter­cept Mod­erni­sa­tion Pro­gramme, will not only force com­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­nies to keep their records for longer, but to expand the type of data they keep to include details of every web­site their cus­tomers vis­it, effec­tive­ly reg­is­ter­ing every online click. While pub­lic author­i­ties will not be able to view the con­tents of these emails or phone calls, they can see the inter­net address­es, dates, times and iden­ti­fy recip­i­ents of calls.” Extract from State to ‘spy’ on every phone call, email and web search — Tele­graph

Pikiness has a price

‘I think some­times that being over­ly type-sen­si­tive is like an aller­gy,’ said Michael Bierut, a part­ner in the Pen­ta­gram design group in New York. ‘My font nerdi­ness makes me have bad reac­tions to things that spoil oth­er­wise pleas­ant moments.’” Extract from NYTimes