November 2003 Archives

Report on British census data

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An Observer story on information gleaned from the British census shows growing polarisation between rich and poor segments of society, and a disintegration of "established forms of social cohesion - chiefly the family."

Long distance commuters

Saturday's Guardian had a story about commuters from London starting to commute from furthe afield -- in this case, Spain -- thanks to Europe's cheap flights. I found the story interesting for three reasons:

Two interesting weblogs

A couple of fairly new weblogs I've been meaning to link to for a while:

Future Now
The Institute for the Future's weblog, mostly technology-oriented by the look of it.
Terra Nova
Edward Castronova (who I've mentioned before) and pals' fascinating weblog on multiple-player online gaming and "other realms of emergent collective reality."