My Gadget Life – Dom Joly

I’m absolutely obsessed with gadgetsI have a new iPhone 3G, and I know it’s clichéd, but I absolutely love it. I was in Beijing rec

I’m absolutely obsessed with gadgets

I have a new iPhone 3G, and I know it’s clichéd, but I absolutely love it. I was in Beijing recently and a lot of the time I didn’t even bother to take out my laptop – I would just tap down all my notes.

I just can’t understand people with PCs

I’m an absolute Mac-head. Any time we’re on a shoot and the crew get out their laptops and someone’s got a PC I’ll look at them askance.

I mean, I have PC-head friends who try to convert me, telling me all the things that a PC can do, but unless I want to organise a moon landing, there’s really no point.

Gadgets make milk more interesting

One of my favourite gadgets is an aerolatte milk frother – I think it’s an amazing thing. I have a real aversion to flat milk now.

I’m a keen podcaster

I like podcasting a lot. It’s a really cheap and easy way for you to get up ideas, even half-formed ideas and see what people think of them. It’s a great way for me to keep in touch if I’m travelling – like a little aural postcard.

Technology made Trigger Happy TV possible

Technological improvements made that show happen. Before, cameras and mobile kit was just way too expensive, but we got a three-chip video camera for a grand and that was a massive help to us, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without that.

I’m a Facebook addict

I know this sounds really poncy, but I’ve never had my own fan page or website, mostly because I’m too lazy, but Facebook makes it really easy to keep in touch with people and keep them up to date. I’m almost at the 5,000 friends mark, but it’s really annoying as Facebook cap you at 5,000.

And changing your status is like a little haiku.

I probably spend about 50 per cent of my life gaming

Just now I’m all about Call of Duty 4 on the Xbox. I’ve also got a Wii, a PS3, a PSP.

I had an Atari 20 years ago, and if you’d told me then while playing my little tank game that I would be wasting people from Alaska and Roswell in CoD 4 I wouldn’t have believed it.

I love Xbox Live. Last night I was playing a guy from the same town as Sarah Palin, plus a heavily sedated redneck from Roswell who had just had teeth removed.

I like to make up personas – sometimes I’m an alcoholic from Helsinki.

Maybe I should get a gigantic iPhone

I still get people coming up to me and going “I’M ON THE PHONE!” Everyone thinks that they are the first person to say it.

I was surprised that I never got a mobile phone advertising campaign because of it. Maybe I should get a gigantic iPhone like the ones in the Apple Store window displays…

I haven’t bought a CD in 5 years

I mostly listen to my music through my computer or on my iPod  and I just download everything. I always use legal sites as I just can’t work out illegal ones – it’s too much hassle.

I’m not into this new Genius feature on iTunes, I don’t like the idea that my musical choices could be as predictable for a computer to work out. That said, they probably are.

In the future I think it will be all about stuff that you can put under your skin

There’ll be phones in your head and I’d like to put tracking systems into anyone that I want tracked. Scary Big Brother stuff, but at least there would be no more manbags.

Dom Joly’s Golfing Greats, Gaffes and Goofs is out on 3 November priced £19.99 from Fremantle Home Entertainment