This festive season, Mr Burgess will be watching TV and meeting friends – strictly offline. But he did bravely venture into the ether to make sure his daughters meet Father Christmas
What’s your favourite site?
I am at present trying to buy a shotgun as I want to take up clay pigeon shooting, so I am looking at guntrader.co.uk.
What do you buy online?
Over the past couple of years I have bought a real mixed bag of items, such as a fire surround, tickets for the theatre (well, Christmas pantomime) and a trip for my daughters to Lapland.
What’s your favourite online entertainment?
It is not a medium I use, however I like to go to the cinema on a regular basis – the latest film was Taken, and before that Rock and Rolla.
What was the last book you bought online?
The Best-laid Business Plans by Sir Richard Branson and Paul Barrow. This was to guide me through preparing our business plan.
What’s your favourite meeting place – social networking site or face-to-face?
I am old-fashioned and still prefer face to face, usually in bars or at a good party.
What’s in your digital holster?
I have a BlackBerry, which I find absolutely invaluable when I am out of the office – it keeps me in touch with colleagues, and gives me access to contacts and my diary.
What’s your TV choice?
I am a bit of a dinosaur in this area and don’t download any TV. That doesn't stop the rest of my family, though. But I did enjoy the American series, Dexter.
What’s your preferred means of communication – email, Twitter, blog or snail mail?
I like using email, mainly as I am not really into blogs, or social networking sites, but prefer to talk.
What’s your favourite iTune?
I don’t have an iPod or an mp3 player of any kind. Actually, we had an iPod shuffle in the office once, but we gave it away because I didn’t know what it was.
I have a wide and varied taste in music, though. I tend to listen mainly to ska, blues, Pink Floyd, Moby (left), and some classical music, but always on CD or vinyl, not on a computer!
Richard Burgess is managing director of project management firm Clarson Goff