Time’s arrow


The forward march of time is possibly the most basic and shared human experience. Whatever else may happen in our lives none of us can make time run backwards  (the title of this post recalls Martin Amis‘s brilliant novel premised on this idea – time running backwards – if you’ve read it you will understand… Read More Time’s arrow

Why I would not want to fly in a Dreamliner (yet)


The world’s Dreamliners are currently grounded while regulators and the manufacturer aim to sort out problems with the plane’s batteries – which supply a heavy duty electrical system that replace the more traditional (and heavier) hydraulic controls in other planes. I imagine, and hope, that the battery problems can be sorted out – though the… Read More Why I would not want to fly in a Dreamliner (yet)