“Mr Elsener [of Victorinox, maker of the Swiss Army knife] recognises that people today think the one thing they really need in their pocket is a smartphone. They no longer feel that they need a knife in their pocket.” — Swiss Army knife adapts to remain a cutting-edge tool
A society in which everyone carries a portable telephone is different from one in which everyone carries a pocketknife. For some reason, reading about this made me want to take up smoking. Not for the addictive nicotine or the lung cancer, but just so I can carry matches. Like a boy with a pocketknife, a lit cigarette outrages all the right people. Maybe what really bothers the intrusive puritans is a guy walking around with an unlicensed fire.