Imagine that you are an up and coming young(ish) chap at the Victorian Bar and you send out a series of messages into the ether via that great time waster TWITTER:
The messages note your progress on a journey from Geelong back into Melbourne.
Case adjourned. Geelong departed. Noun verbed.
Followed an hour later by
Avoid westgate bridge. Traffic ludicrous and truck-filled.
Obviously pulling over to tweet isn’t making it faster, but STILL not at bridge. Bloody gridlock.
and an hour later by this
BRIDGE SIGHTED. So close I could almost walk to it. (I’d get there three hours quicker, too.)
and finally this
Westgate overcome. Traffic tweeting concluded.
Reading this little string of messages got me thinking about the laws that relate to the use of mobile phones whilst in control of a motor car, and the number of times in recent memory when texting has been cited as a major factor in a fatal crash. and I wonder how long will it be before we read a headline like this:
“Barrister who caused fatal crash a lethal Twit”
Hypothetical I know but not unimaginable in an age when some people think the universe needs to know when the evacuate their bowels and how many sheets they neatly fold to wipe.
I repost here the apology that I opened my post And the Internet’s real stalker is …. with:
Firstly I want to apologise to Jeremy for mocking him in the previous “Lethal Twit” post. Attacking him over the continuing harassment from the Grods alumni was wrong and I sincerely regret it.