Daily archives: June 20, 2005


My parents are about to join the broadband revolution. Their local exchange is wired for sound and they’ve just got to decide who to have as a provider. BT would be the obvious choice, but I’d like to hear from you if you can think of a better ISP.

Maximum speeds and download limits are unlikely to be an issue. Price and overall reliability and service are the most important factors.

(You’ll notice that the comments have changed. Backblog has been experiencing problems that have resukted in the page taking far too long to download. So I turned it off and have gone over to Blogger comments instead.)

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Nagasaki Reports

American reporter George Weller was the first foreign journalist allowed to see Nagasaki after the atomic bomb was dropped on it. At the time the reports were censored by the General Headquarters of America’s occupation forces. They have been made available on the internet.

I want to read these because, when Deputised Experts is finished, I’m planning an alternative fifties story where the atom bomb was dropped on Berlin. It’s important to know what the devastation was like.

via Warren Ellis

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