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The hollow ring of immobile phones letterboxing the future

'The big news is that your office is now as mobile as you are' enthuses the full-page Nokia advertisement, along with a picture of an office worker kneeling on his chair and waving his tiny Nokia Communicator in triumph. Poor sap! Doesn't he realise that there is already a hollow ring to this supposed new gift of freedom? Just as the value of investments goes down as well as up, so can the promise of an electronic paradise turn out to be no more than a play on words. 'As mobile as you ...

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