While walking back to the office yesterday, in between light showers of rain, it was hard to avoid the two attractive girls standing outside the local newsagents. Squeezing themselves into the small space between the lottery stand and the boards containing freshly minted magazines, they were conspiciously smoking and each holding what appeared to be an oversized packet of Gauloises
(site only available to Dutch citizens over the age of 20). Clearly, here were free cigs for the taking. Perversely, the cigarette girls' promotion occured on the same day that the AICR
chose to carpet bomb the local area with 'charity muggers
.' Coincidence? Or carefully contrived by one party to undermine the other?
Entirely unrelated. Taschen
have an exciting-looking retro computing
book in their current catalogue - can't wait. Old Computers
is similarly themed, but perhaps a bit more geeky and less obsessed with the international modernist style of the early computer room. Analogue