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

This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 13 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

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

  • My views may well have changed in the last 13 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

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

You can browse the new Guardian here for free. I have a hard copy (as I usually do), and I have to say that I really quite like it. Possibly more than Andrew Brown did. But I do miss Doonesbury…

This 725th post was filed under: Media.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Scott Matthewman


by Scott Matthewman

Comment posted at 21:55 on 12th September 2005.

You may be relieved to know that the Guardian have relented, and Doonesbury will be back from next Monday (with an omnibus on Friday to catch up).

See the posting by Ian Katz, G2 Editor, at 9:14PM on this page of the Guardian Editors’ blog.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 22:31 on 12th September 2005.

Hurrah! It is good to see that the Guardian are still listening to reader comments.


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