"Flashback. One sultry Saturday night in the south of France last year I caught a glimpse of the near future hurtling towards us.
I didn’t know it then, of course.
Before going on holiday last September – from Edinburgh to Montpellier and back by alluringly long train journeys – I had been part of a team researching attitudes to digital technology among creative folk in remote parts of Scotland’s wildly beautiful but often digitally challenged west coast. Could live streaming, for example, help them reach a wider audience?"