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Kristin Milton
Easily distracted by maps, books and other shiny things.
Easily distracted by maps, books and other shiny things.

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Seriously America?
A 70 year old Australian Children's author is a security risk?

Did they think she'd smuggle in a possum?

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I am not sure what to say about this.
You know when comedy is so close to your reality it makes you squirm?

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Thank you to everyone who posts political angst and venting only in collections. It's made it very easy for me to clear the Trumpening out of my stream without uncircling you.
I am happy to report that my stream is now mostly puppies, cool science, geogeekery and amazing art.
The attached photo is posted outside my son's classroom. I wish we could have more political dialogue that met this grade school standard - but until we do, I need to limit my exposure for my own sanity.

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Here's something both highly pessimistic and light-hearted about the current state of the EU.
A map of the potential names of the next country to leave...
I'm quite partial to Czech -out.

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Happy Friday, plussers!
1. On a day that will get to at least 41C, and maybe even a record-breaking 43, I am hiding in the air conditioned office.
2. Salt and Peppa were on the radio this morning.
3. My parents are coming to visit!
(Hi +Derek Milton​!)

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This is all rather depressing. Thoughtful writing on why Australia does not produce tech giants, and why we might not want to.
At the same time, when politicians talking about innovation is seen as code for 'job losses' - what's the way forward? 

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I don't often write about legal stuff, but this is fun.
The European Parliament's Commottee on Legal Affairs is proposing a set of civil law rules for robots - and one of their suggestions is designating robots as 'electronic persons'.

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Capturing the optimism of the early months of World War I, this competition map appeared in the Financial Times in 1914.

Players were invited to redraw the boundaries of Europe, guessing what they would look like at the end of the war. The entry which most closely reflected the eventual state of Europe would receive a prize of £25.

The wars that took place in the 20th century saw a great increase in the use of maps by the military, as well as a spike in public interest. See crucial maps created during wartime at our Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line exhibition.


1. Bus driver saw me running and waited for me.
2. Lunch with ex-colleagues with news!
3. I finally figured out this public transport commute. I haven't ended up in the wrong place yet...
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