Essay on the Citizen’s Income in issue 9 of The New Escapologist.
In 1909 Louis Bleriot flew across the channel in an aeroplane, inspiring a generation and proving that air travel was a real possibility. Within five years the first commercial air service was up and running.
Yesterday Yves Rossy flew across the channel with a jet-powered wing, inspiring a generation and proving that personal jet travel is surely imminent. I expect my jet-pack within five years.
I was passing an electronics shop today that had this sign in the window: ‘new imacs – back to school special’.
Back to school with an imac? I remember getting a new pencil case and thinking it was christmas.