Technology and beer ... are they by any chance related? In the ‘emergent’ world I think they might be. Here comes a generation drunk on technology – using it to get rid of a few of those old-world inhibitions and venture into hyperspace to play with things their grandmothers wouldn’t dream of. Escapist stuff from the world of PS2. When I was student I used to get a similar effect by cranking up the feedback on my electric guitar – until something strange happened and I got a hangover, totally rebelled against the unstoppability of it all and just wanted to sit under a tree. After a few hours on a computer I get the same feeling – what begins as liberation becomes ponderous, too predictable, too heavy.