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Given that I’m a man situated at the dizzying cusp of the information superhighway you might think that I’d have a top of the line wireless router.

Until quite recently you would have been dead wrong.

Actually, until quite recently I was accessing the internet via what can only be described as the Helen Keller of wireless routers.* It was $20 piece that would infuriatingly crash when you needed it most, particularly when downloading large files. So finally having thrown my hands up in frustration one time too many, I recently invested in an Airport Express base station from Apple.

I AM NOT EXAGGERATING IN SAYING THAT THE AIRPORT EXPRESS HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER.

It’s one of those products that so simply and amazingly improves your life that it’s almost hard to imagine life without it.

NOTE: Do you remember how awful life was before wide mouth cans? Do you even remember life before wide mouth cans? You’ve probably blocked out the terrible memory of trying to suck the necessary amount of beverage through a hole only marginally more sizeable than a pin prick.

Anyway, my Airport Express is amazing. Not only do I get fantastic, and sustained, download speeds but I have also hooked my stereo up to it so that I can play my iTunes library directly from my laptop wirelessly. That, my friends, is progress. YOU CAN’T STOP PROGRESS!

It really does feel like something from one of those books about the future that we all read as a child. Actually, I’m not sure if anyone else read them but I was obsessed with picture books about the future when I was a kid. Like properly obsessed. I used to sit in the library imagining a future where machines would clean my room for me and make me a snack when I got home from school and even I could not predict a future so brilliant that I could stream music from my laptop directly to my stereo. FUTURETASTIC!

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*(Okay, that didn’t really make very much sense, but be honest, it sounded great.)

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