I have now been listening to recordings of Numbers Stations for two and a half hours. I think it might be driving me slightly mad. Yet it’s also curiously compulsive. So much so, in fact, that I am pondering giving up all forms of writing and instead throwing what little creativity I still possess into setting up my own mysteriously unnerving radio presence somewhere in the hidden depths of Shortwave, so that I can sit in a darkened room with a single microphone and intone emotionless streams of numbers all day, every day.
Even amongst the catalogue of ridiculous sounding titles for desktop and/or mobile Twitter applications, there is a general consensus that most of them should begin with ‘Twit’ or ‘Tweet’. Makes sense. So what were tha makers of Spaz thinking? And did no one tell them that it might be misinterpreted?