Two-Way Family Favourites

This radio programme is why British people taste the tang of Yorkshire puddings when they hear Doris Day. And sometimes vice versa.

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Phone numbers you had to remember

Nowadays, we have subcontracted out the memorising of numbers to our devices, not our brains. You used to have to know someone’s number to be able to dial it, or look it up in a phone directory or the soon-to-be extinct Yellow Pages.

The Internet over your phone

Of course you have the Internet on your phone. (Well, you probably do. Although sales of dumb phones are on the rise, so maybe you don’t.) When we first had the Internet, we didn’t have the IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence specification (for which Wi-Fi is the cute trademark) paradise we have today. Wi-fi is the…