On Words and Things

Or, why we have Twitter but not jetpacks.

Greetings from the Great North,

As Kanye West said to his presidential campaign consultants, let’s keep this short.

When I started working on my first book, I got a great piece of advice from a philosopher. (I know that sounds pretentious, but it’s true. He was an academic philosopher who wrote about stuff I was interested in and we emailed occasionally).…

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