BBC NEWS | World | Europe | LSD inventor Albert Hofmann dies
Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered the hallucinogenic drug LSD, has died of a heart attack at his home in Basel at the age of 102.
There seems to be quite a die-back going on now. Not only Albert but Humph and Zawinul and Oscar Peterson and Gwinneth Dunwoody and, yes, my dad. Seems like the 20th century is falling further into history all the time. And how could it be otherwise?
And yet it seems so strange. I remember, not all that long ago, thinking about the year 2000 and what it would be like, and how far away it then seemed. It goes so fast.