Isn’t technology a wonderful thing? Or, with my latest access to the wonderful world of an ipad connected to a digital television set courtesy of a digital AV adapter, perhaps it isn’t such a wonderful thing. After all, do we really want to expose ourselves to the BBC’s morning mumbo jumbo, via ‘FilmOn TV‘, in the form of their ‘Breakfast Time’.
Are we really interested in a Christmas card from David Cameron which shows David and Samantha waving beside a war hero carrying the Olympic torch? Now, although hardly a Christian myself, I think even I could come up with a rather more important season’s greeting in the form of a reindeer or a Santa Clause and not to be outdone we have a grinning Mr and Mrs Ed Milliband and their two kids and …. well, and nothing else. Sort of forced me to think of the title of Bob Geldorf and Midge Ure’s song and ….. “Do they know its Christmas?”
This is all what a Glaswegian might refer to as “pish” and it only gets worse with the story that William Hague confirms “evidence” that Syria has chemical weapons, news which I have confirmed later in the day by ‘The Guardian’ reporting that the “Foreign secretary says he has seen some proof that Assad’s forces are preparing to launch chemical attack against rebels”. Of course, “Oor Wullie” is not into specific details, which he cannot give, but if you want the proof? Well, we are told that the evidence was “also seen by the US.”
Still, why blame technology? No, you can use your iPhone to activate your wireless printer and computer from the pub, print the “Christmas Card” of Mr and Mrs Cameron, and when you get back with your mates tonight, pin it to the dartboard and throw darts at it. Moreover, you can programme “Do they know its Christmas?” to repeatedly play while aiming your darts and you can provide all and sundry with copies of the lyrics, which have of course been printed before you arrive home.