Some years ago, I went to see my Mum at her home in Sussex.

The previous time I’d visited, she complained that her hearing wasn’t as good as it used to be, (albeit it still works remarkably well some years later if I say the wrong thing!), so when my car crunched over her gravel drive and she didn’t turnaround from kneeling to weed a flowerbed with her back to me, I thought “crikey, her hearing really is getting bad.”

This thought expanded as I got out of the car and shouted, “Hi Mum” and still she didn’t move. As I walked towards her, I saw two white wires hanging from her ears, and whilst I was relieved at the explanation of her “deafness”, I was struck by the thought: “What would Steve Jobs have made of this scene?”

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