I’m glad that PC technology is so advanced nowadays… I saw a PC World advert on TV just now:
Greasy youth: “Dual-core? What’s that?”
Assistant: “Dual-core lets you do more than one thing at once – downloading your emails while you upload your photos”
Well thank goodness for that! PC World has finally discovered co-operative multitasking.
(… which, yes, was already old by the 70′s. And the Amiga had pre-emptive multitasking from day 1 )
There’s a great website at Spatial Literacy where such things as the distribution of surnames or internet usage by postcode can be looked-up.
(And take a guess at how many people, out of an office of 11 working in the High-Tech industry, were able to spell this URL right first time…
… and guess how many different variations of the word “spatial” there were )