Present: I tweet; future: I will tweet; perfect: I twat?

Below is one of Stephen Fry’s recent tweets

Reception SO fragile. My iPhones don’t like the weak signal, BBerry sometimes gets thru. Off in 12 ms to paddle our pangas with the whales.

(He’s currently in Mexico, but that’s not important right now. Nor is the fact that he’s tweeted (twot? twat?) ten times in the last 24 hours, a very quiet day for him. Nor his favourable comparison of the BlackBerry over the iPhone(s).)

The reason for this post is my image of him wandering around wrapped in the equivalent of a builder’s belt, iPods, BlackBerrys and other mobile devices strewn around his waist to cater for every eventuality, a suitcase wheeled behind him full of the chargers, wires and interconnectors needed to support them all.

Mobile technology indeed.

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