The lefty journos spent the whole day looking for shade, fleeing 'undesireables' and wiggling their laptops in the air like TV aerials (to get a decent connection). It's a wonder they had time to do any writing.
Escaping the desk and setting up office on the shingle may sound nice in theory, but in practical terms it's far from it. Getting (at least) a grand's worth of harware out in public is OK if you're in a hotel lobby or a Starbucks is OK, but I wouldn't feel safe sitting in such a public place as a beach. From my experience of wireless broadband I've found that the hotter the weather the worse the connection. In winter I have no problem sneakily connecting to my neighbours WLAN. In summer it's impossible. Something to do fast moving air molecules, I guess. If only the Guardian had asked me first...
Also, in the same edition of G2, a photo shows 'squeaky rottweiler' Julie Burchill using what looks like a Lime Green clamshell iBook (with additional sticker collection). Rock 'n' Roll!
Picture: ©The Guardian