TARDIS Telepathic Interface... there all along.
Were comments in Podshock 310 ( during review of 'Listen' ) about the TARDIS Telepathic Interface intended to get our attention? Because that's exactly what happened. I was in the middle of writing a piece about Doctor Who when remarks concerning the Interface validated a question I've been considering for awhile.
Here's an excerpt from that piece which at present has a working title of 'Nuggets And Nods'...
'When a new widget is bolted onto the TARDIS it becomes part of the lore which constitutes the continuum, what we deem canon. When a device or some other technology is used for the first time in Doctor Who, like the Chameleon Arch ( Human Nature / The Family of Blood ) it becomes part of that same lore. I wonder how many new plot devices have been added by writers who weren't even alive in 1963? Yet we accept such new sciences, technologies and / or gadgets as having been there all along... since day one which is to say we don't have to see a new gadget installed or the initial manifestation or evidence of a new science or technology to accept it as canon. We simply accept it as part of a story arc which began in 1963. Okay, sometimes we question why it wasn't used in a previous episode where similar circumstances would have made it the 'go-to' tech or bit of kit, but by and large we accept it and move on.'
TARDIS Telepathic Interface. New tech that's been there all along... well at least since Episode 1 of Season 8.
As the 4th Doctor put it in 'Robot' 'People never can see what's under their noses and above their heads.' -source: http://www.chakoteya.net/DoctorWho/12-1.htm