When I was a child, almost everyone I knew had a single telephone kept in a draughty hallway.
Last month I bought from eBay a strange little electronic gadget called a Chumby, an item not yet on sale outside the United States.
One of the most interesting books from the last year has been Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren (MIT Press, £20) — a reprint of a 1931 essay by J.M.
Rory Sutherland's fortnighly column on technology and the web
The need for standards