Saturday, 6 October 2007

The new dawn chorus

It's a sleepy Saturday morning; Catriona, Peter and Andrew are up and slowly moving around the house in preparation for the day ahead.

It just struck me that, rather than birdsong or the background noise from a radio, the new dawn chorus at Hamilton mansions is the noise three windows PCs make when they boot up.

Catriona is checking the weather (very British) and bus timetables while Peter and Andrew simultaneously manage to draw, instant message, maim and destroy in some wargame and check their email before they can even string a sentence together (teenagers, I rest my case).

Broadband is now a utility like electriciy, gas and water, not thought of as remarkable until it's not there.

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