A sign of the times, I think, yesterday.
I was on a train and the carriage was reasonably well populated. But not busy.
I was listening to my iPhone and typing on the BlackBerry when a middle-aged lady walked across to me and tried to get my attention by tapping my shoulder.
I did as we all do in these circumstances, especially if you???re British. I apologised immediately. As I couldn???t hear her. I took out my headphones, stopped the iPhone. Since I???m British. I apologised again. She apologised to me.
Apologies out of the way, we got to business.
???Do you have a pen I could borrow???? She asked.
Klicka p?? l??nken h??r ovan f??r att l??sa resten av teknikgurun Ewans sanna historia om det d??r f??rem??let som man f??rut hade hundratals av i varje ficka och som nu tycks ha f??rsvunnit helt.
I vilken del av universum g??mmer sig ??vergivna pennor?