Séamas O’Reilly: Where else, but on the internet could we ‘virtually’ burrow through the earth?

The Irish Tatler columnist considers the world wide web afresh

The website antipodesmap.com allows you to type your location and discover precisely where you’d emerge if you started burrowing through the ground and through to the other end of planet Earth

The internet gets a bad rap. Being addicted to the web is one of those things, like picking your nose, or peeing in the shower, that we all pretend to hate, even though we all do it.

The charges against the internet are fairly strong, don’t get me wrong. Misinformation and harassment have been so endemic online, and for so long, that they’ve spilt out into our offline discourse, and now dictate our normal lives, ...