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Calculators are for wimps

We’re driving through the west of England on wide open roads in brilliant sunshine, taking my son back to university for the start of the term. The new small car, with the back seats folded flat, is like a Tardis for the amount of student luggage it can fit in. A TV, Playstation, laptop, printer, speakers, clothes, bedding, but not much pertinent to the study of physics. Just a few large books and one ream of copier paper are tucked down the side of the boxes.

“Have you even got some pens, some ring-binders, a calculator?” I hassle him as we drive across Salisbury Plain and the sun shines down on Stonehenge, while we scan the horizon for somewhere to stop for an All Day Big Fry-Up Veggie Breakfast.

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Advances in Business Travel – Seatbelt Design

My friend Steve Mitchell on the ICIS fertilizer desk has returned from his business travels with news of developments in car design. Steve fancies himself a bit of a driving connoisseur, with his sleek new Audi A6, and he has been raving about the new seatbelt design since his return to the office. I’m not […]

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Poppies and petrochemicals

I do some of my best thinking in the car. Not on the slow early morning drive through the suburbs of south-west London to the ICIS offices, but on long distance journeys like the one we did this weekend, taking our son to start his university in life in Exeter, a cathedral city about three […]

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