So, what's been happening?
I don't know why but I feel like an alcoholic rising to his feet for the first time to address the gathering at his local AA support group, but...
I'm an iPad user.
I started using a couple of months ago. It's a fascinating thing to be introduced to: you have to have these ''apps'', cheap mostly, but mostly useless, however, there are some surprising ones, like TuneIn Radio Pro.
Basically, you get presented with a world map, not unlike google maps, with which you can pan around the world with a flick of a finger. With two fingers - a habit users soon pick up - you can zoom in on any part of the map you like. Suddenly, little coloured pins appear scattered across the land, and the more you zoom in, the more new ones appear. These, I am informed, are local radio stations. Mali, for example, has hundreds of the little things! It all looks bloody marvellous.
I'm told if you click on a pin head you get a live stream of that station's broadcast but this is as far as I go. I haven't clicked for fear that the sound of U2 might cast forth into my ear phones and I realise we're all living in our own World Music version of the Truman Show, courtesy of the Beeb.
Maybe if I had a stiff drink first....