Mighty pens indeed

Thursday 11 January 2007 9:59 PM

When in 1839 novelist Edward Lytton wrote " ... the pen is mightier than the sword", he didn't know the half of it. Within just a few months, by scribal enactment, a planet has been cut adrift from the solar system, and here in our own backyard tonnes of toxic waste have been detoxed. And the drought is over too. (It must be; I just wrote it.)