Learnt an intriguing new word yesterday — ‘dooced’. To be [dooced->http://www.macmillandictionary.com/New-Words/050131-dooced.htm] is to be sacked because of what you have written in a blog. There’s [a woman in France who has just been sacked->http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/5196228.stm] because her employers believed that, despite the fact they were never identified, she was bringing them into disrepute by portraying them [on her blog->http://www.petiteanglaise.com/] as somewhat crusty and humourless. So in doocing her they have, in one magnificently dumb stroke, both revealed their identity and confirmed her opinion. Brilliant. As I work for myself, I’m fairly safe from the same fate, although there are those who would argue that it would be impossible to bring [my business->http://www.nickpage.co.uk/oldrope/] into disrepute, given how disreputable it already is.