I'm not a technophobe, but I've always been a fairly late adopter of gizmos and gadgets. The kids in the year below me were the first at my school to do Computer Studies, and I think that explains a lot. I don't own an iPod or a BlackBerry; my parents had mobile phones before I did; and I've never quite seen the point of computer games. It was a long time before I could get my head round what the essential attraction of Second Life was, and even now I like to think of it as something akin to the time Roy of the Rovers joined the England football team, and met Trevor Francis and Malcolm MacDonald. Or maybe that bit in the 'Take On Me' video when Morten Harket drags his girlfriend through the cafe table. Am I close? Or even close to close?
But I know that, eventually, I'll succumb to all these things. Which is a long-winded way of saying that I've finally switched over to the new Blogger, before they make me do it at the point of a bayonet. And, apart from the fact that half of the commenters on my previous posts seem to have disappeared into a morass of anonymity, it's about as underwhelming as waking up on New Year's Day, 2000. You're all meant to be living in robot-controlled bachelor pads and travelling by jetpack!