The horse has always bolted

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Two articles covering different aspects of the fact that policy always has to follow developments in the world and is always rushing to keep up. This often leads to terrible law-making. On privacy,  a postulated axiom: the defense of privacy follows, and never precedes, the emergence of new technologies for the exposure of secrets Lots of interest in the article: the discussion …


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Why Hong Kong has so many watch shops

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Some useful numbers on the watch industry before the Apple watch appears. As a sidebar, it explains why there are so many watch shops in Hong Kong: we buy 20% of the world’s watches by value (or did –  they are surely mostly for China,  and this will drop thanks to the corruption creak down).