I’m away on and off now pretty much for the next month. So for the next few weeks I shall be scrabbling around looking for free wifi hotspots.
It’s now impossible to escape daily routines from home or work. We are so used to having instant access to email, Internet and text messages that pretending we can manage without is simply self-delusion. Very little I pick up when I’m away is necessary or urgent, but you just never know.
When I was young, it would have been seen as odd to contact anyone at home from Abroad without good reason. Postcards were fine, but phoning was unthinkable and even letters were excessive.
So we traipse the streets of this city, eyes peeled for Internet access. If we’re lucky, it’s an automatic connection. If not, there’s the slight hassle of determining the code.
Which brings me to today’s special. I don’t think the photo above gives much away, and Paris is s pretty big place, so I think it’s in order for me to reveal how I accessed the Internet this afternoon.
abcdefgh01234577890123456789. Non-case sensitive.
Now that’s my idea of a code. Ultra long but ultra easy. What a pity I am unlikely to find myself in this vicinity tomorrow.