In the last ten years I feel something profound has happened to alter the equation between people on one hand and stuff on the other. This ad (left) was on Facebook just now. It offers you the chance to win an iPod. Not one of hundreds of iPods. Just one iPod. But hold hard. There's more to it than that. This iPod comes pre-loaded with forty (that's right - 4-0) of Michael Parkinson's favourite tracks. Go to his website for details.
Oh darn. They've all gone.