Am sitting upstairs in Dublin’s Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, on the steps of the 98FM broadcast booth, with my Eee PC 901 on one knee, uploading photos to the cloud I took just minutes ago on my Nikon D60 Digital SLR, then checking the CSS I’m working on over a not-too flaky free wifi connection, through my iPhone.

It’s not bleeding edge, but it’s bloody close, and I begin to see how this is an attractive model for some people. What this place needs is a comfortable seating area with masseuses wringing out the shoulders, and somewhere making decent coffee.

However, with all these places, the free wifi doesn’t hold up in the cafe areas, and the chaps offering free massage treatments downstairs aren’t keen on the laptop.