Mon: Archiving in the electronic era plus how to dispose of e-waste are yet unsolved issues. How many back-up CDs turn out to be unreadable in a few years? How many of the broken and trashed electronics from Europe resurface in the street markets of Ghana or Nigeria after minor fixing?
Tue: Sarah, on her take two of Vietnam, shows us the central coast where harvesting tiny lobsters in a very shallow bay using semi-spherical woven bamboo tug boats or collecting algae (kelp?) to prepare salads and boil for tea are the way of life for coastal dwellers.
Wed: A tribute to the late Jean Christoph Victor, writer of “les dessous des cartes”, makes clear how maps express the sad reality of geopolitics in our world choking with wall borders.
Thu: The transoceanic bus reaches Cuzco, base camp for accessing the tourist trap of Machu Picchu…
Fri: Joanna Lumley’s tournee of Japan starts in Hokkaido, the least populated and most forested island of the archipelago. Worth considering a visit to Sapporo, but not in winter!