“Life Bytes”

ATSF's technosoap for the digital millennium in twelve chapplets

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It’s quietly pervasive this interactive digital technology. You don’t realise how much it has spread—how much it has become part of daily life—until you are coerced by soul-mates into the ranks blindfolded! When will the computer figure in the family snapshot as part of the family? Where and when did it appear in the home-maker’s job spec?

Take yourself back to the year 2000—those pre-broadband days, no slim monitors, minimal spam and the digital divide. It all moves so fast that it may surprise you to think through some of the transitions and how ordinary people got dragged into the fray.

Is the home/work divide breaking up the family? Can Meg cope?—Does Tom lose it? Dipity loses himself—but does Seran care? Will the bug-fix get them down? Find out in the first enticing chapplet of “Life Bytes”.

Life Bytes is written by Santa Fe and Sanity Claus