100 Not Out by John Naughton [8/10]

John Naughton, a British academic/columnist, expanded his twenty-year blog into daily audio posts during three-plus months of 2020 lockdown. “100 Not Out: A Lockdown Diary” is the result, and it is a succinct blast of curiosity and reflection that chimed with my lockdown memories. Naughton researches and writes about technology in society, and the daily pandemic blogs often tackle Coronavirus-technology issues, as well as more general philosophical musings. Scathing dissections of the Johnson government’s public health debacle over 2020 are a highlight. Written in a clear, refreshing, lively style, I felt during my reading that I was in the company of a gentle polymath, to my continual joy and benefit. Highly recommended.

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