You would be forgiven for thinking that tomorrow was the first of March, not June. If you dare mention ‘global warming’ round here I think the local hoteliers would lynch you.

It took 22 years to turn the telegraph into a useful commercial system, 16 years to do the same with the telephone, only 8 years for the transistor, and 6 years for the mobile phone. How long before computers transform homeworking and healthcare?