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Provocative book design


I’ve just started reading this. It’s a very well regarded novel from
Philip K. Dick set in an alternate 1960s where America has lost the

It’s a startling cover design and I can imagine there’d be a few
quizzical looks if I were to read it on the train.

The West Wing looks dated already

Watching the first couple of series of the West Wing from 1999-2001 and it already looks dated:

– what once looked like a manic tempo of corridor conversations is now standard or pedestrian compared to today’s offices

– some social issues such as controversies around gay marriage seem WTF

– the tech is comical. Mobiles are hardly ever used and monitors are massive (apart from black PowerBooks with upside down Apple logos)

– the tight news agenda of “It’ll be in the papers tomorrow” has been blown apart by Twitter

– they bask in economic growth