I was looking for a place to enter my most recent post above. It turned out there were 4 or 5 redundant threads on plant consciousness (etc.) strewn throughout the two decades of the forum's existence. After a few hours of updating / editing / annotating, plus the eradication of two lengthy and unseemly flamefests on veganism / vegetarianism, I finally got them all consolidated into one thread.
I have a Canon camera and found the old one too abrasive so I bought a new stretchy strap for it. The packaging included instructions and a parts warranty for a year and I thought this a bit of an overkill. ‘It’s a strap!’, I thought.
Then it hit me.