The tiny kingdom of Manhattan is one governed by the quiet tyranny of numbers. Its citizens, scurrying among the skyscrapers like ants along the valley floors, seem to have no escape. A never-ending stream of decimal points and percentage signs, vertiginous graphs and mathematical models of the most terrifying complexity pulses and throbs through Wall… Continue reading Number-Crunched


A Question of Reading

In the compendious encyclopaedia of things I know very little about, the extensive chapter on Women would be certain to take up a great deal of the volume dedicated to the letter W. It would quite possibly be the largest single entry between the monograph on Wombats and the equally lengthy article on Wooing -… Continue reading A Question of Reading