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Chronic doodling, or, the joy of archived minutes

Memos and meeting minutes in archives are difficult things for me; sometimes there’s a fabulous snippet of information, and you’re almost convinced you know who wrote it, but there’s no name on the memo, the handwriting is generic 1930s public school, and it’s bunched in with a lot of other odds and ends from other people. Referencing is frustrating.

However, I often feel far more connected with the bureaucrats and organisers – some of whom are named – who sit through these meetings than with their clearly named and often extremely characterful counterparts in Sudan, because of their scribblings and doodles, and often pointed asides to their board meeting neighbour on their copy of the agenda.

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