Adventures in Technophobia

Jessie Collins on the right to be remembered.

10th October, 2021
Adventures in Technophobia
One thing you never delete is the accumulated photographs you’ve had since you got your first smartphone. It is your timeline. Picture: Getty

One of my favourite newspaper columns used to be ‘What would you save if your house was burning down?’, a wonderful condensing of the strange and sometimes surprisingly random things that people would grab before their homes went up in flames. It was also a place where minor celebrities got to promote minor things, and I was okay with that. Perhaps less strangely, the column was eventually phased out. Not because people’s houses were less...

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