Have you noticed that the phone you have to buy for six year old children to play with gets technologically more advanced and correspondingly far more expensive as the generations go by?
Heck, today every child has at the very least an iPhone. Some even have proper mobile phones.
Strangely, nobody – not even the grown-ups – seems to care about a mobile phone’s ability to make and receive calls.
Never in any review is the telephonic audio quality ever discussed or rated. Instead, a mobile phone’s success or failure is measured by its camera quality, or the speed it uses to connect to the internet, or the space it has for all the apps. Very bizarre.
Anyway, for children, it’s now an essential ‘toy’, is the mobile phone.
And yet, it wasn’t that long ago that a child’s phone was, well, an actual toy.
And before that it was an improvised couple of tin cans and a piece of string.
Have things gone a little too far, or is this just an indicator of how wealthy even the ‘poor’ of this country actually are?