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May 16, 2005

David Burney's good excuse

I was disappointed when David Burney, a speaker at Doors 8 failed to show up at my book party in New York. Then I started seeing David's face on all the television sets in town. It turned out that a landslide had blocked one of the main arterial roads into New York - and he was responsible, as Commissioner of the city's Department of Design and Construction, for getting this horrendous mess cleared up. Which he and his team seem to have done, in double-quick time, to plaudits from the local media.

Posted by John Thackara at May 16, 2005 05:09 PM


still, he could have made a bit of time for this major event ;-)

Posted by: Insider at May 19, 2005 03:36 PM

You should only hold your book parties at the sites of major natural disasters in future.

Posted by: Rob Curedale at June 1, 2005 08:46 PM

I don't know this guy, but he has my name.
Exact to the spelling. Thought that was
pretty cool.

Posted by: David Burney at December 16, 2005 08:50 AM

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