Lorraine Courtney: Daily logging-on is giving us digital dementia
WE Facebook, tweet and download free music on them. We spend time on forums and reading celeb gossip. We watch funny clips on YouTube and generally get up to all sorts of techy nerdery on them. Who would have thought, 20 years ago, that a plastic and glass box smaller than the palm of your hand would have taken over our lives so completely?
But this digital miracle isn't without its downsides.
These days smartphone owners think nothing of surreptitiously checking Twitter during a conversation and usually this digital rudeness takes place while someone else is talking.