A notion, like political economy, that has unfortunately passed out of our lexicon.

A term referring to the devotion of one's life, not to the personal agrandisment of money, power, fame, celebrity, and their ilk, but to the service of the public, its good, its safety, health, happiness and freedom.

Hardly a surprising consequence, when the media are given over to the invidious comparisons of Bill Gates and Larry Ellison.

The day information superhighway gave way to ecommerce, is the day the music died.