They say (and if you believe in such twaddle) that the planet Mercury, which lords over my sunsign Gemini, also rules the communication airwaves. Maybe that’s why my office desk resembles a miniature electronics shop. It’s furnished with a laptop, a desk phone accessorized with a wireless headset, two mobile phones and a colleague’s desk phone (it’s practically mine since he is away most times). Plus there’s always good ol’ hollering across the corridors as an ancient but effective means for catching someone’s attention.

The only tragedy in all this is i nowadays imitate more and more a trappist monk’s tradition of silence.