If you think it might be a stretch to write a whole 400-page book about the iPhone and nothing else, then I’m afraid to say you’d be right. Brian Merchant is a lovely writer, but still — his poor family. “What did you do today, Brian?” “Oh, I wrote a couple of thousand words about the iPhone’s multiple location sensors, from GPS to the motion sensor to the accelerometer to the magnetometer to the . . . Darling? How strange. You seem to have passed out.”You can skip those bits, though.
Went to London on Tuesday — it’s all a bit conflicting — a proud capital that’s also a midden for perverts Times photographer Richard PohleMonday The prime minister calls and says she’s really looking forward to meeting me. “We’ve met,” I say. “At that Stormont function. You thought I was a tea lady.”The PM makes a strange choking sound. Then she asks if it’s possible the Democratic Unionist Party, of which I am the leader, will show confidence in her government. “I’m not sure,” I say.
The opposition wants to raze your house to the ground. No, bear with me. Analogy. They say they’ll pull it down, and build a new one with, I don’t know, walls of gold, and hot and cold running unicorns. ‘You can’t trust them,’ says the government, ‘because they want to knock your house down!’ And normally, normally, this would be quite an effective message.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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