Cafés. Remember them? It seems not so long ago that we could meet a friend for a coffee and a cake, or perk up a trip to the shops with a timely cup of tea… In fact, it was a week ago today that the UK government closed all sit-down dining venues, including restaurants, pubs,…
Bashful brides or canny cohabitors? Probably neither
It was in the early hours of the morning of 23 September that the slogan “Don’t just book it, Thomas Cook it” took on a new and wholly unwelcome meaning.
Once every household aspired to own one. Now they’re just ghosts beneath our feet.
In some ways, they started as refreshment kiosks and returned to their fate as refreshment kiosks.
Always a ghost programme to begin with, the IBA Engineering Announcements are now truly a ghost.
Disruptive? Napster was certainly that. For a whole two years, it turned the record industry upside down. And made lost songs listenable again.
They were once ubiquitous, normal, and accepted. Now, however, the hitchhiker really has vanished.