A conversation with my technophobe colleague.

Him: “I really want to get the Jungle Book on DVD, isn’t that a great film?”

Me: “Yes… it’s a great one.”

“I’ve been round all the shops, and I can’t seem to find it anywhere.”


“Did you know that Disney only release them in batches, every now and again?”

“God, they’re so awful. That means they can keep re-releasing it as a new thing and cash in on all the profits of promotion.”


Long pause.

Me: “So, why don’t you try getting it online?”

Him: “What do you mean?”

“You know, like at… Amazon or something.”

“What’s that?”

“Amazon? It’s an online shop. You can get most books and DVDs and music there, and they do second hand or brand new stuff.”

“How do you do that, then?”

“You go to the website, browse for what you want, enter your credit card details and then it gets posted to your house.”

“I’m not sure about the credit card thing.”

“Well, that’s fair enough, a lot of people do think it’s an issue.”

Another long pause.

Him: “So, you can buy it and get it delivered straight to your house, even though they don’t have it in the shops?”

Me: “Yes.”

Him: “Are you sure that’s legal??”