The Null Device

Some are more equal than others

In the Ukraine, cars with certain number plates are exempt from road laws. These are normally given to the ruling elite (naturally) and police, though they can be yours for a price:
KM gives you total immunity, EO works only in the east and 777 looks cool but doesn't really mean anything.

This reminds me of the situation in the Soviet Union, where, apparently, the Communist Party nomenklatura had a wealth of privileges, including special reserved lanes on the motorways, a special phone system (which worked better than the one the ordinary plebs got) and even a private underground railway in Moscow.

There are 3 comments on "Some are more equal than others":

Posted by: Graham Sat Feb 14 07:57:09 2004

You still haven't read Pattern Recognition, have you?

Posted by: acb Sat Feb 14 15:41:04 2004

No; it appears to have gone out of print, or at least disappeared from all the bookshops.

Posted by: mark Sun Feb 15 03:13:03 2004

Per'aps not, but he's certainly read "Animal Farm"...

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