By Stewart Bint
Copyright 2012 Stewart Bint
For Sue, Chris and Charlotte
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Hearing the first bleep of the vidlink, Lloyd Bradman looked up irritably from the 3D holo-image in the corner.
“Right in the middle of Alpha-Zero again.”
“Why don’t you switch it to dormant while the programme’s on?” asked his wife, frowning as she tried to listen to the soap opera’s leading actor.
“Because the calls may be important.”
“They never are,” she muttered under her breath.
Bradman swivelled the synthetic hide seat on its single leg and jabbed at one of a dozen buttons indented in the chair arm. The audio-video communicator on the wall sprang to life, framing the craggy features of Walter Redbrick in the 400-square-millimetre screen.