4th august 2006
change and decay in all around I see

From The Times newspaper on the day when I reached the age of 24 hours. Shocking to see how much the world has changed since then. They don't mould diaphragms on an indexed-in-line system any more. Well, not indexed by hand at least, it's done by a software package that makes the most ludicrous ordering errors. In the sixties you'd count on less than one percent of moulds meeting tolerance, which translated to about three or four hundred diaphragms per day being rejected and sent to orphanages where they'd be used as foundation garments. Nowadays the figure is in the thousands and they go straight to landfill.