I just changed the tag line for my blog to a quote from Nicholas Negroponte’s book “Being Digital”. I think it succinctly conveys the fact that, whether we geeks like it or not, computing is becoming ever more pervasive. I’m not going to get all philosophical on you, but being technical and having spent most of my life working with computers and various gadgets, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the majority of people don’t like technology for technology’s sake – I have even been told that most people aren’t geeky at all and lead interesting and useful lives without wanting to check their email every hour or so! Farfetched I know. Anyway, I think it’s interesting to think about how technology is really used by people who aren’t in the least bit interested in how it works…

For those wondering what the previous tag line was all about (”The jugged fish is Halibut”) I'll explain - it was from a Monty Python sketch which still makes me laugh. Of course, you might only find it funny if you had the sense of humour of a 12 year old, like me, or you had a gang of friends who used to spend hours reciting Monty Python sketches to each other. That last bit makes me and friends sound like a right gang of geeky losers (or maybe just me). The only thing I can say in my defense is that this was before I discovered the fairer sex, beer and computers…