My calendar (calendar? what am I talking about? I mean, of course, my phone and my computer) is telling me that today is 8 September.
Seems about right: I seem to remember yesterday was the 7th. Without this reassurance, though, I might have thought that it was 1 April.
This is because, as a kind of tail end to the summer ‘silly season’, some of our more reactionary newspapers are giving publicity to an ‘idea’ from architects nbbj, who are suggesting that the Circle Line of London Underground could be replaced by a series of parallel moving belts — ‘travelators’ — which would move at successively faster speeds. Continue reading