Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why

New Macbook – not bad, not bad

As my Mac nears the end of its useful life and one or two things are glitching, the release, Tuesday, of the new Macbook with monocoque construction is interesting. The comments on the article complained of no firewire and only…

Jewish world more split than the other two

The Muslims are split down Sunni/Shi’ite lines.  The Christians are split down Catholic/Protestant/5th column lines.  The Jews outdo them both in their over-fragmentation. Thus, when a sizeable slice of western opinion traces the troubles of the world to the Jews,…

Slavering chops

Understatement of the week: There is widespread scepticism in London about the new financial rules, which some British critics see as a Franco-German attempt to undermine Europe’s financial capital. The new laws will give more say to European institutions. A…

Pernickety quiz

What is: 1. the dot over an “i” 2. the white of an egg 3. the curved shape of the water surface in a glass 4. the physics of the apparent bending of a stick in water 5. the only…

Have you heard of Kotor?

Nor had I until this article. I have a friend now living in Serbia and one or two shots she put on my computer a couple of years back show the type of place Eastern Europe can be.  Personally speaking,…