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Warning: This post was published more than 11 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 11 years since I wrote this post.
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Many thanks for your understanding.

Just to flag up the funniest, laugh-out-loud piece of journalism I’ve read this year:

They are one of the irritations of modern life – prerecorded messages that tell us to press a button in order to join a queue to speak to a real person. But who are the people behind the disembodied voices? Jon Ronson meets them

Read it on Guardian Unlimited.

This 848th post was filed under: Headliner.






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Apocalyptic shopping malls (published 29th August 2014)

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