But what, I ask, about your great-great-great-grandchildren? What do they get? How can our laws be so heartless as to deny them the benefit of your hard work in the name of some do-gooding concept as the "public good", simply because they were born a mere century and a half after the book was written?
Here are a few modish Latinisms to help the Pope's Twitter account along the way: LOL – Magna voce ride Lovin' it – Id amans Just do it! – Fac! Girl power – Puellae potestas
Monday is going to be tricky for David Cameron. His decision to put his royal charter plan to a vote and test the will of the House on a Leveson settlement is fraught with political danger. By calling time on cross-party talks he risks being portrayed as intransigent and partisan. The Hacked Off mob are bouncing up and down and accusing him of all manner of crimes. Nick Clegg has said he wants to press on with attempts to find a cross party agreement. Labour talk of a historic mistake. In private Tory MPs say the secrecy surrounding the talks is frustrating enough without asking them to vote o[…]
Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony was as ironic, complex and beautiful as Britain herself – Telegraph Blogsblogs.telegraph.co.uk
So after all of this, what is Britain? A country that can still put on a show, that has many identities, that is culturally rich, that has a battered landscape, that lost a lot when the factories were first built, that has patches of God still found lying about, that is intensely proud of what it got right (free healthcare, women’s votes), but not too comfortable about what it got wrong (empire was never mentioned). It is a mess. A jolly wonderful mess. We’re good at those.
Idiot gurus and moronic buzzwords: why do British startups waste so much time on tech conferences? – Telegraph Blogsblogs.telegraph.co.uk
Just as X Factor has convinced hordes of tone deaf kids they can be pop stars, the startup industry has persuaded thousands that they can be the next rockstar entrepreneur.
JK Rowling puts Harry Potter behind her – but can children's authors make the switch to grown-up fiction?blogs.telegraph.co.uk
If you have written seven children’s novels which have sold some 450 million copies and been translated into at least sixty-seven languages, you might feel you need do nothing else, or you might look for a new challenge. JK Rowling has opted for the challenge, and her first novel for adults will be published later this year
Indeed, one American trade publication, issued in 1918, suggested that "The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl".
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