iWant! iWant! iWant!

My latest article on MercatorNet is a reflection on the era of the smartphone from the perspective of an increasingly existential, anti-consumerist, somewhat hypocritical parent whose 18 month old son would apparently be quite happy to spend all day playing with the damn thing:

Imagine as an infant, looking around a world of strange new objects, only to find one object with a dazzling array of colour and sound, that responds to your touch and is, as evidenced by the attention your parents lavish upon it, clearly one of the most important things in your world.


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