British Wildlife 13.3 February 2002

Twitcher in the Swamp

"Welcome to the real world, they tell me. Life will never be the same again, it is alleged. Yes, Twitcher has acquired a computer Gone are the hand-tooled Thesauri and reference books, cast aside and banished to a dark, spidery corner. In their place sits the Machine, with its tangle of cables, its modems and printers, and its glowing, malevolent 'window'. Facing the Machine is a horrid little swivel-seat, and a keyboard with buttons of strange command: Pg Up, Ins, Esc and End. I press 'End' but unfortunately nothing happens."

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