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Is the Net killing innovation?

23 February 2018

I had to laugh when I was scanning the news wires today.

Aardvark readers will doubtless recall that on Wednesday (the 21st) I published a column titled "Peak Smartphone" in which I asked whether people might stop upgrading their phones on such a regular basis because we'd already achieved a perfectly good level of power, performance and convenience with the ones we have.

Well knock me down with a feather but this morning I spotted this story (dated today which is 22nd Feb UK-time) running in The Telegraph's technology section.

Is the Telegraph so desperate for story ideas that they're now reading Aardvark?

No, of course not. What this demonstrates is several things:

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.

Stay tuned!

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