STB editor Paul Sullivan rounds up some of the best long-read articles from 2014…
And just like that – whoooosh!– another year is gone. Of course a year always seems to have flown by when looked at retrospectively, but time itself does seem to be getting faster, doesn’t it?
Our intensely technological era seems to be changing the very essence of the stuff, shifting us subtly but inexorably away from real ‘temporal ‘ time towards a new form of ‘networked time‘ within which we increasingly feel like it’s all we can do to ‘keep up with’, let alone ‘get on top of’, our lives.
The constant deluge of emails and texts, social media and news feeds forms a continuous digital hum from which many of us feel there is no escape. Worse still, it means you may have missed, or perhaps merely skimmed over, some of our longer-read articles.
With that in mind, we have rounded a few of our favourites up for you below. All you need do is throw your smartphone out of the nearest window, shut down all your distractive browsers (or even better, get the printer ready), make yourself a nice cup of tea and delve in.
We promise you will emerge more smarter, saner and even a bit sexier – or your money back.