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Roxanne Tellier – The Long Road From Normal

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2019 by segarini

A long, long time ago, I used to play chess. Not very well, to be honest; I was probably a better backgammon player if anything. Or maybe I wasn’t all that great at either.

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Roxanne Tellier – That’s Enough Winning, Thanks

Posted in Interview, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2019 by segarini

A summer, probably around 1982. A small town – might have been Guelph – and a touring rock band from Toronto with time on their hands ….

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Peter VS Technology

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2017 by segarini

While researching this column, I discovered some interesting information about Ned Ludd, the founder of the Luddite movement, whose adherents would smash machinery with hammers because they feared job loss from industrialisation. There is some dispute as to whether he, in fact, even existed.  Also, at that time, “factories” as we know them today were very rare. Hence it was generally a case of a mob breaking into a private home to destroy the machinery. Undoubtedly this was a recipe for violence.

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