It felt odd not to go outside and get the paper, but I listened to Radio National’s 6am news bulletin and glanced briefly at ABC2 News. However, my aversion to daytime TV (other than Insiders) was too strong and I turned the TV off and instead trawled through the ABC’s WA news page online. I also had a quick look at Twitter – reaction to the Q&A shoe throwing was running hot – and followed a link to a related report in the Sydney Morning Herald.
I felt as well informed news-wise as I normally would after flicking through The West, but I think I’ll have withdrawal symptoms for Calvin and Hobbs, Zits and even Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin for a little while, though they too are available online. And I need to watch the temptation to surf non-news sites early in the morning; Facebook and email were calling!