As if the co-dependent relationship between coffee and books isn’t strong enough, today’s Guardian says British bookseller Blackwell’s is deploying the first in a new generation of Espresso Book Machines (EBM’s) in autumn. The news seals the deal between the printed page and the world’s most popular legal stimulant.
The other day my self discipline failed, and after weeks of craving I bought a video game. Addictions are never broken; they are only tamed. Eventually they will escape the leash and savage a passing pedestrian. For weeks I’ve been browsing the game shops, debating the for and against of giving in to temptation. This time the for side won, but for a very simple reason: giving in to the addiction was also the best way of kicking it.