Soundings

Hot air on the superhighway

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6947.134 (Published 09 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:134
  1. Ian Robertson

    If you don't know what the information superhighway is, at least you're not an anorak. Anorak is the latest Oxbridge class putdown, supplanting “northern chemist” in the smart lexicon of public schoolboys being groomed for power. Anoraks know about technical matters such as programming omlputers and do all of those nasty, productive, practical things for which the dominant elite of England has always had such contempt.

    Seeing that we don't make things in factories any more in this country there is nowhere for anoraks to work, so now they spend their lives hunched over computers writing clever programs. But wait. Anoraks across the globe have cooked something up …

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