Ah, the internet - how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Where else could I bid against fellow functioning members of society for an (all-too-rare) copy of Lauren Laverne's solo EP? Or settle a pub argument concerning the difference between apes and monkeys in a matter of seconds? And where else could you find Salman Rushdie and Kylie Minogue "locked in a Scrabble deathmatch series"?
Official confirmation that Twitter is no longer solely for narcissists and social unrest enthusiasts arrived this week in the shape of Salman Rushdie joining the micro-blogging site. The novelist has already Tweeted fellow highbrow celebs including Stephen Fry and Bret Easton Ellis, and become involved in a hotly contested word-based challenge with everyone's fave pint-sized Aussie popstrel. Fair enough.
I read this story on the website of a left-leaning national paper - to spare its blushes, let's call it The Grauniad - and some of its readers were none too happy about its reporting this as news.
One commenter said: "This ‘article' feels to me like it's just pointless padding, writing for writing's sake, and would be more suited to the pages of a mindless glossy celeb mag."
Which is where I got the idea for covering this in CRN.
Telco also announced series of initiatives to drive digital growth in the UK
Nana Baffour opens up on Getronics' mammoth acquisition of Pomeroy
Analyst predicts SaaS will remain the dominant segment in the market as it grows 17 per cent in 2019
NSS Labs claims vendors are refusing to have their products tested effectively and are trying to restrict its access