What's your favourite piece of technology?
I'm a die-hard Apple user and I've recently got an iPod Touch which is really cool. I'm just getting going on my directing stuff and it's great for storing photos and music and all sorts of stuff.
How has it improved your life?
It's probably made me more anti-social. Because it's widescreen, it's perfect for filmmaking. The best thing about it is that format. When you store photos on it, it's great, it's the right ratio.
When was the last time you used it, and what for?
It was yesterday looking at film-related photographs: locations and things for my next film, Dark Blue Rising.
What additional features would you add if you could?
At the moment – and maybe this is because I've only just started using it – I'm struggling to download QuickTime movies onto it. Maybe that's just the way I'm doing it, maybe it's because I've only just got it. I know you can store video onto it but I'd make that easier.
Do you think it will be obsolete in 10 years' time?
Yeah, probably. Apple are pretty good at revamping things and making their own products obsolete.
What one tip would you give to non-iPod Touch users?
I jumped in early. The iPhone is now out, so my advice would probably be get an iPhone instead.
Do you consider yourself to be a luddite or a nerd?
I'm very firmly with one leg in each camp. Sometimes, there are certain things I'm rubbish at. There's the classic, the setting of the video recorder, I'm rubbish at that and I'm very slow on the computer. I'm quick at the applications I use a lot but I'm very slow picking things up.
What's the most expensive piece of technology you've ever owned?
Probably my video camera, a Panasonic DVX100, with a Leica lens.
Mac or PC?
Mac. I'm a Mac user. I think it depends on how you were brought up and I was introduced to Apple quite early. They're certainly the best for visual stuff and film-directing.
What song is at the top of your iPod's top 25 most played?
I couldn't tell you which track, but album-wise it's Tom Waits, Real Gone.
Will robots rule the world?
Don't they already? There's a good argument that that's the case.
What piece of technology would you most like to own?
Fictional or non-fictional? If I can do fictional, I really would love to try space travel, so I'd like a spaceship. Or some means of traveling through space.
Извини, Сью, я пошутил. Сьюзан быстро проскочила мимо него и вышла из комнаты. Проходя вдоль стеклянной стены, она ощутила на себе сверлящий взгляд Хейла.