David Aitken

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Let’s Hope It Doesn’t Rain Tomorrow by David Aitken

There is no substitute for information.  Information is neutral, it doesn't take sides, or play to the gallery.  Information doesn't show off.  It is...

Show Me the Colour of Your Money

By David Aitken A lifelong liking for warm weather, cold cash and tax-free employment meant that I frequently earned my bread and Bollinger in currencies ranging...

Decluttering Friends During Lockdown

Obsolete items rusting in my attic include, in no particular order of vintage, an Amstrad word processor, a sundial, a golf ball typewriter, a...

All the World’s a Screen by David Aitken

Elsewhere on earth, the video recorder was being invented, but not soon enough for Clive James, who for 10 years was the television critic...

Refreshments are Usual Before Fighting a Duel

By David Aitken People say the pen is mightier than the sword, but I wouldn't fancy fighting a duel with a biro or a keyboard. If...