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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 11 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how 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 very well have changed in the 11 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

I forgot to point this out last week: There was much coverage of the increased costs of calling home from hospital in the media at large, with much criticism of the provider of the systems, PatientLine. But as I said back in 2005, when this was last in the news, it’s not PatientLine who’s to blame – it’s Mad Pat.

This 1,101st post was filed under: Health, Notes.

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