Old is the new New

I make no apology for making a straight lift from Simon Jenkins, on the theme that, faced with the fears and gloom of recession, we’re all seeking comfort in throwbacks – Obama does old fashioned rhetoric and takes the Lincoln route by train, nostalgia is sweeping Pop, Ken Clarke is back, old brands are nourished, we mourn Woolies etc. Next, bring on the Ovaltinees.

And now! Get this for irony! The Printed Blog. From where else? California.

All is not lost for youngies and neophytes though. Twitter puzzles me. But perhaps now it’ll start to click with me.

Twitter is just about to make the biggest shift in its short history by integrating its search functions into the home pages of users

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London