Matthew Ingram runs the weblog WOEBOT (www.woebot.com) and the internet forum Dissensus. He lives in London with his wife and two children and is an animator by trade. This article originally appeared on WOEBOT.
Recently I’ve had ample opportunity to put my most special Christmas present into action. I was given a pair of those Bose “Quiet Comfort” earphones, ads for which often feature in the Sunday glossy inserts, by my lovely wife.