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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Social Design

'Britain's Prince William's ex-girlfriend Kate Middleton has been promoted,' says the headline on an Australian 'Royal News' story.

Apparently, 'The brunette beauty - who split from the prince last month - has won a junior position in Jigsaw's design department, after just six months of working as an assistant jewellery buyer for the popular high street fashion chain.
A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: 'A lot of people have been moved as part of a major shake-up. Now she might even design her own line. That would be exploiting her name, perhaps, but they would make a fortune.
'I don't think they would have done this if she's still been with William, because it looks like favouritism.'

Riiiiight. If not 'favouritism' (what a beautifully quaint term that is to describe nauseatingly toadying nepotism towards the modern aristocracy!), does anyone want to tell me what this DOES look like?

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