More Brussels

Here‘s another random example of why Europe doesn’t work: ICT policy consisting of a chunk of liberalisation initiatives (great, if it weren’t a sure bet that they’ll be stripped out or frustrated by the usual culprits) and large lumps of pork. (The documentation is, characteristically, available in two pain-in-the-posterior formats, .doc and .pdf, instead of…

Mad Raffa

My old mate Rafael Ramos is making stuff up again, says Jordi Orwell.

Ah, Barcelona!

Suit, aged 35-40, phoning his mum from the park to complain about the composition of his packed lunch. The detention of a postman for distributing kiddie porn … via the net. If you’ve experienced Correos’ notion of customer service you’ll have to agree that he’s not completely unhinged.