Why, it only seems like last week when I was saying that The Apprentice is just Big Brother for middle-class folks. And that’s probably because it was last week.

And in January or so, I was saying about how I didn’t like Myspace (mainly because the pages are so ugly and slow to load, but also because the whole business seems oddly self-serving and pointless at the same time)… and lo and behold, the commuter-belt version of it seems to be impinging on my consciousness (and, of course, my Inbox).

Look, my darlings, I love you dearly, but I really don’t want to be added to your list of Facebook friends. As far as I can tell, it’s just a suburban version of myspace, with some ‘networking’ aspect thrown in, and I’m sure you can imagine how I feel about that.

I’m dead easy to track down on the interweb – just type my name in Google* and I’m usually on the front page – and you can e-mail either via this page or my web site (address to the right), or at BahHumbugToThisNewTechnologyISay@johnsoanes.co.uk .

I’d much rather you do that than make me have to sign up to some website-thingy. And, you know, in a way, I think you would too, rather than trying to make me join a strangely purposeless club…

*Other search engines are available. Though, in my experience, not necessarily as good.