Thursday, September 26, 2013
Forty years ago today, the gorgeously sleek Concorde made its first non-stop Atlantic flight in 3hrs 32mins. Nowadays it takes over double that time, in a rather bulbous Boeing or Airbus. Similarly, in 1973, it would probably have taken 20 mins for the sexily streamlined E-Type Jag to get from Chelsea to Westminster, while now it would take double that, in a bulbous, ubiqutous SUV. A weird kind of progress?