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Relationships at work

NewsThe question

Junk food can now be ordered from the comfort of the sofa via a remote control, courtesey of Sky Digital. How does this appeal to the couch potato in you?

I am already on button overload.

Every time you order something now you seem to need an access code and password, which I can never remember. If I had to rely on buttons to eat I would probably starve to death or be found with my fist inside the shattered TV screen, clenched around the remote control.

Allan Howlett, 59, senior project manager

Unfortunately the remote won't answer the door for you yet, and I prefer home made pizza anyway.

But a remote control that could switch off the oven and take the pizza out - now that would be handy.

John Park, 54, senior engineer, Glasgow

I have more of a life than sitting in front of the telly all evening long, so it doesn't do much for me at all.

A button on the remote to allow me to skip through all that sensationalist rubbish we seem to get (and the French have it even worse) might be useful though.

Luc Koefman, 31, wind farm engineer, France I am not into couch potato-ing and look forward to the summer footballfest with dismay. Even after England are knocked out, potential quality time will continue to be taken up by matches from obscure corners of the world. Perhaps television could deliver some real entertainment for a change. This would provide an incentive for me to take up couch potato-ing.

Tom Moss, 63, projects director, Hertfordshire

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