It’s my mum’s birthday in a few weeks and I am thinking of buying her (and my dad) a handheld DVD player. She won’t watch films on it, but it will be perfect for her and dad to browse through (CDs of) family photos I make for them without their having to heft albums about or boot up their respective PCs.

Scan is an excellent online computer hardware shop oop north. It used to be run by a bunch of Asians under the slogan “You’ve tried the cowboys—now try the Indians!”

Looking for a DVD player on Scan’s site today I couldn’t help noticing that this model has an “Intellectual Upgrade Function”. There’s a lot more storage space on those discs than I thought.