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I am writing to you with reference to Charlie Brookers article entitled By 2022, there'll be a naked photo of everyone on the planet lurking somewhere in the interverse.

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Dear Mr Rusbridger, I am writing to you with reference to Charlie Brooker's article entitled "By 2022, there'll be a naked photo of everyone on the planet lurking somewhere in the interverse". Although it originally appeared to be a light and, to some extent, witty approach to the topic of modern technology, I was left feeling rather disgruntled, and with a somewhat bitter taste in my mouth. His cynical approach to 21st Century electronics painfully cements the stereotype of the aged losing touch with modern technology, especially as Mr Brooker will soon be approaching his mid-life crisis. Although the use of the word 'interverse', a non-existent combination of 'universe' and 'internet', is probably supposed to indicate the vastness and incomprehensibility of the World-Wide Web, it instead reflects Brooker's ignorance and lack of understanding. ...read more.

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In my experience, it is relatively easy to distinguish two buttons which say 'Capture' and 'Gallery', and unless Brooker suffers from severe dyslexia, this incident must be more down to imbecility and carelessness, than to an actual flaw of the device. Brooker claims that "It's possible for absolutely anyone to leave a comprehensive dossier of ultra- sensitive private information about themselves on the back seat of a 'bus just by misplacing their 'phone." This statement is true enough, I suppose, but is it really unique to our 'terrible modern hell' as Brooker describes it? Surely the same level of inconvenience and possible embarrassment could have been achieved one hundred years ago with a stray letter or faulty telephone wire? Throughout the article, Brooker's negative angle on the whole subject is irksome and tiring to read. ...read more.

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He makes another assumption when talking about "leaked nudey photos" in the penultimate paragraph, saying "You'll stand and stare like the rest of us." Does he make this assumption of all of us, just those who regularly read The Guardian, or just his fans? The target audience is made even less clear, when he refers to 'Paris, Britney, Rihanna, Miley' but also 'Mahmoud Ahmadinejad andVince Cable'. Is it really likely that the majority of people reading this article will be able to identify all those people? Perhaps one group or the other, but Disney pop stars and Iranian Presidents rarely have the same following. I was disappointed by this article, which was misinformed and un-engaging. Please pass my comments on to the author. Sincerely, Kate Stone ...read more.

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