New from the MySociety genii:, capsule the curiously-capitalised PlaceOpedia. Think Google Maps ? Wikipedia. Brilliant. Except that, as I write, all the links read


  1. Steady on, there! Mind you, if Pentel stop making the P205 mechanical pencil, I’ll have something of an identity crisis. But I’ve recently become reacquainted with wooden pencils as it turns out they’re very good, especially when the lead’s broken, at erasing permanent OHP ink from acetate.

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  3. I feel I have a window in your psyche that I never knew existed. Does it help to know that all of my socks are Pringle Argyll Waverleys?
    FWIW, this comment was tapped out on an iPhone 3G. Not quite a Newton, but all that iSteve is going to give us.

  4. Nigel, I hardly think this is the appropriate forum for discussion of your (frankly deviant) sock peccadilloes.
    I mean, pencils are clearly an essential of life, about which any right-thinking person should care. Socks are… ugh.
    Feeling a tad queasy, I think I shall have a gentle lie down now.

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