might a new dark age be announced by lack of colour? simply by a lack of colourful and joyful enough language to describe it? by a failure to acknowledge or synthesise, in time, of course, advances made ahead of it? 40 years ahead? by an ideologically inspired purblindness? that goes even now to the extreme of hating progress, dressing in mourning for it, intoning, Everything has been done! to the extent of a complicitous turning back of the clock…?