The latest domestic object has settled well into its corner, in some places has its own room. No more need to dash to the postbox. Letters come and go lighter than a feather. Where were we before mouse-mind? Keyboard-consciousness? Paperless newspapers deliver terror bites. Letters to the Editor go into the outer space provided, till electronic doomsday. Downloads dazzle daily on the home entertainment ‘transistor’. Beware power surges! Holiday lightning! Forced shutdowns! Like other obsolescents, the Apple of our eye will turn microsoft inside. The object will need replacement. No backup, no upgrades, no transmission, November. Put it in writing.