Wayback when

I've been digging around some of the very few of my early posts at Sparkpod (now defunct) which have been salvaged at Wayback Machine. Nothing before April 2004 survives and all the 2003 archives are lost forever. Here's one post that caught my eye:
Some gems from the Plain English Commission, not as grand as it sounds by the way and an absolutely awful looking site.

Refusing a subordinate’s request for a pay rise, Alexander Haig, former US Secretary of State said... Because of the fluctuational pre-disposition of your position’s productive capacity as juxtaposed to government standards, it would be momentarily injudicious to advocate an increment.

The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham rejected the everyday word in its district plan in favour of jargon…Line 5. Delete ‘Bottlenecks’, insert ‘Localized Capacity Deficiencies’.

In a political speech, Gordon Brown, the chancellor of the exchequer, said...
Ideas which stress the growing importance of international co-operation and new theories of economic sovereignty across a wide range of areas: macro-economics, trade, the environment, the growth of post neo-classical endogenous growth theory and the symbiotic relationships between growth and investment in people and infrastructure, a new understanding of how labour markets really work and the rich and controversial debate over the meaning and importance of competitiveness at the level of individuals, the firm or the nation and the role of government in fashioning modern industrial policies which focus on maintaining competitiveness.