Neil's Noodlemaps

Passports were once a temporary measure

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I find this little nugget fascinating:

The history of passports – which were introduced as a seemingly temporary measure during the first world war, but were retained in response to fears about spreading the Spanish flu – shows that pandemics can significantly influence our social infrastructure.

Privacy is not the problem with the Apple-Google contact-tracing toolkit

The temporary becomes the norm.

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