|09:23 pm - The uses of technology|
Yes, Foxglove Summer did come out over two years ago, meaning before I had a cell phone for continuous reference. With non-fic reading I use it to google things like which Giuliano was Il Magnifico's son and which his grandson or was it nephew? and what's the pinyin for T'ao Ch'ien. Now I get to sort out the dizzying array of acronyms in Peter's vocabulary: IC1, NSA, NCA, MIT, SCO19, DVLA, IED, PACE, IIP, PMC, and on and on. Doubtless adds versimilitude to a wild and unconvincing narrative, but sheesh...
Also read very carefully and made notes on names because, sheesh again, upper-class English names are infinitely confusible.
Am waiting to see if that smoking gun from Broken Homes is ever explained. Or am I supposed to figure it out myself because Aaronovitch thinks it's obvious?