Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I Can't Define It, But I Know It When I See It

7.45am: Patroclus puts the finishing touches to an article that argues that Europe is a post-industrial society, and has to rely on service and intellectual property for economic growth.

8.00am: Patroclus goes out for a walk, observing the local populace hard at work harvesting grapes.

11 comments:

Wyndham said...

P. are you contactable by e-mail - I really need your advice on something...

patroclus said...

I am indeed, have just emailed you.

james henry said...

I should add at this point that patroclus is currently sans internet, after a big dramatic french storm blew up all the telegraph poles in her village. Or something.

Tim Footman said...

Don't worry. The sexy naked pouting French lady soldiers will come over and reconnect her with their guns and bosoms.

Wyndham said...

Ah, another mystery solved!

French lady soldiers, you say...

realdoc said...

Where is all the intellectual property at then?

GreatSheElephant said...

post industrial does not preclude pre industrial

Albert said...

I say while she's gone we cut a deal with Google to sell advertising space on her blog for the next seven hundred years. Muaaaahhhaahahhahaahaaa.

patroclus said...

>>post industrial does not preclude pre industrial<<

You haven't seen it around here, GSE. It's like the fucking Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry out there. Sometimes I feel like a time-traveller from the post-industrial future.

I haven't been reconnected by a naked-apart-from-a-black-beret-and-assault-rifle Virginie Ledoyen, by the way. I've had to go out and forage for broadband with my trusty ADSL-snuffling pig. All too soon I will be plunged back into the Middle Ages.

*stomps off muttering dark imprecations*

GreatSheElephant said...

sounds lovely. I may come and visit

BiScUiTs said...

Ah I see! I had a feeling the grapes might be in France. I saw people picking blackberries(not in France), I suppose that doesn't really count as farming though.