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How Much Can We Do Before We Explode?

22/09/2014 00:24 BST | Updated 12/11/2014 10:59 GMT

We do more work than ever before. We were conned into the belief that at the dawn of computers they would do all the boring stuff and free us up to paint landscapes or flower arrange.

Nope.

We are the slaves, they are the slave-drivers. It's back-fired, what happened to making our lives easier?

Nothing is easy. We need to do our own banking. What happened to the bank teller who would help by handing me a piece of paper and telling me how to fill it in and then say, "Have a nice day." I used to want to choke those people for saying it, now I miss it with those little insincere smiles.

Where are all the travel agents of yore? Now I have to find a hotel in Kuala Lumpa (I have to look up how to spell it but I don't have time so screw it).

We have to buy our own plane tickets, find destinations, and look on Tripadvisor for a hotel; even more mentally crippling; a thousand reviews to get through that leave you baffled, from "I couldn't find my suitcase through all the cockroaches" to "Paradise on earth, I could have smelled the sheets for the rest of my life."

Both are describing the same hotel! Who do you believe? How do you know the person writing the review doesn't own the hotel?

Our heads are more scrambled now using a computer than we were when we had to do it all ourselves. No one takes into consideration that a computer can lie to us just like humans do. Just because it's got a lot of bytes doesn't mean it's free from deception.

I'm on the road with my Sane New World tour in September and October. Full details are on my website - hope to see you there.