An Apple All Day by Trevor Plumbly

We blindies have problems with technology and sadly none more than yours truly; I find it frustrating jabbing away at icons which others can negotiate with ease. I try not to resent their dexterity but I reckon I’m entitled to a jaundiced overview. The spark for this blog was provided by a phone call the other day whilst I was hanging out the washing. This situation always poses a problem for me: do I risk injury and make a dash for it or do I feel my way safely and hope they… Read More

I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me by Emily Smart

Your Facebook status – is it really of national importance? I was going to write a post about spying, networks, Prisms and privacy, but I’m not sure I’m in possession of all the pertinent facts. I’m a little bit mystified as to why everybody is up in arms about this. Are we really surprised that intelligence agencies follow us on social media sites? Poor buggers is all I can say. How boring can it be reading the ordinariness of people with ordinary lives? I won’t name and shame, but here’s a selection… Read More

It’s Not Me, It’s You by Emily Smart

I am not happy. In fact I am decidedly unhappy. Whilst having a brief look at my eighty four Facebook friends last week – eighty four, that doesn’t sound very many, should I have more, some people have hundreds – I noticed that at least 3 were missing. I have been de-friended, without so much as an argument, an ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ conversation, or even a farewell note. How rude is that?! I updated my FB status that day and mentioned my sorrow and bewilderment at the loss and received… Read More