Terry Jones takes on technology

Terry Jones, of Monty Python and other fame, interviewed by The Observer on the subject of technology. (The unrelated photo below shows Mr. Jones assisting Dr. Elena Bodnar, inventor of the brassiere that in an emergency can be quickly converted into a pair of protective face masks. That demonstration happened on the 2010 Ig Nobel tour of the UK for National Science & Engineering Week).

What’s your favourite piece of technology, and how has it improved your life?
I think it’s the lavatory. It’s improved my life absolutely – I couldn’t live without it. I use it constantly during the day, and it gets rid of all the stuff I don’t want in my life. My least favourite is my computer, because that dominates my life and takes up so much of my time. And I don’t think I write any better on the computer.

When was the last time you used it, and what for?
The last time I used the lavatory was this morning – and I had a really good go on it, it was one of those very satisfactory poos.

BONUS: Word just in that Dave Barry recommends the emergency bra as a holiday gift