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Confessions of a technophile

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 31 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5483
  1. Kinesh Patel, junior doctor, London
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I’ve got a confession to make: I like The Archers. This tale of everyday village folk on BBC Radio 4 is strangely compelling. I’ve been listening for about 20 years. But rather than tune in six days a week, I prefer the Sunday omnibus edition, with all the week’s episodes in one broadcast.

This, however, rather interrupts my Sunday morning snooze, so six or seven years ago I used to program the family stereo system to turn itself on and begin to record onto a cassette tape, which I would then …

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