In BBC’s Question Time, recorded in affluent suburban Chorleywood, the panelists were asked if they liked the idea of ebooks.
Harriet Harman said No — you can’t lend a book you like to a friend.
Tristan Hunt said Don’t lend books — buy them! (He has just had a new book published).
Philip Hammond said No — you can’t hide behind them on the tube.
David Steele (the oldest panelist) thought the ebook was a rather good idea.
Chairman David Attenborough asked the questioner how she felt. She hated the idea.
Then he asked the audience. Amid laughter, he announced the result was that “they are not going to sell very well in Chorleywood.”