Jack…

This is so painful to read…

“Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness. Never give up his fight.”

‘Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate’ | Dave Merritt | UK news | The Guardian

Best P1 Call of all time…

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the greatest P1 call of all time!

30 seconds into launch everything flickered and went off. The 26 year old at the back made a recommendation that his manager didn’t even understand. Yet the manager trusted his guy and they saved the day.

Every Brexit Argument Destroyed

I’ll leave this here for reference…

Central resource for pro-EU infographics and “memes” for sharing to educate the masses on the truth about the EU.

Every Brexit Argument Destroyed

Microsoft has won the Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud contract…

There will champagne in Seattle tonight…

Neutral Space…

This is Central Milton Keynes in the 1980s…

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This is it today…

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You’ll notice the space to sit has been massively reduced and replaced with a cafe (which luckily for me is closed in the photo).

This is the removal of neutral space, a place for you to sit and do nothing. If you consider chatting, meeting and thinking as doing nothing. Of course, neutral space doesn’t make money so it was removed in the 90s. There are other tactics, play music, stick in market stalls or activities. Anything to get you back in the shops.

Such is shopping centre design, which only seems to take direction from the design of casinos.

Which, of course, bring me to Disneyland Paris. I’ve paid 82€ to be here and 30€ to park but I don’t actually want to go on the rides. I’m in luck, the place is overun and wait times for all the rides are over an hour.

So I’d like to sit somewhere quiet and read, maybe watch the world go by. However, all the neutral space has been removed. It’s made worse by the rain which means that there are large areas of wet picnic tables.

What’s interesting is that there is another famous person that liked to sit in the parks and watch the world go by… Mr Walt Disney.

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Casino designers may have ruined the world!

Random thoughts…