A few weeks ago Spode asked me a question about a review that we’d
published, I told him that I didn’t write the review and he should ask
Benny. Spode then turned back to his screen and started tapping away at his
keyboard – I asked him what he was doing and he replied “I’m asking Benny
like you said” “But Benny is ten feet away from you!” I replied incredulously. To which
Spode told me that it was “easier” over MSN. It was apparently easier for
him to turn to his keyboard, open a new MSN window and type a message to
Benny, rather than just open his mounth and ask him the question directly!"