[books] If You Haven’t A Clue — profile of Ben Schott‘The curious thing about Schott is that, despite his arcane tastes and instincts for privacy, he has a highly marketable persona: the blend of self-assurance and innocence you find in polished talkshow guests, and a nice turn of phrase. (“Google is about as good as going into the street and saying, ‘Does anyone know how much the registration threshold for VAT went up?’ And someone goes, ‘I think it’s 49,000.’ And you go, ‘Oh, 49,000, great.’ That’s Google.”)’

Profile of Ben Schott

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Of course, when you type “VAT registration threshold” into Google the very first link is the page that tells you the official answer…

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