Technology 

Smartphones, idols and rescuing a generation (just not the one you think)

I’m usually pretty reluctant to confer the phrase ‘world-changing’ to gadgets and technological frippery but I think the smartphone qualifies. We’ve had ten years of it now so we’re able to stand back a bit and assess its impact. As a technology product it has become ubiquitous and shows no signs of going the way, say of the iPod, who the smartphone made redundant. I own one and have done for the last five years, my wife has one and there’s probably a couple of now pre-historic examples lurking in…

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