Yesterday I was having lunch in Brighton and was somewhat bored because the weather was not encouraging use of the local boat ramp which is the greatest source of free entertainment in the world. Particularity in Brighton where a sense of self entitlement allied with copious amounts of plastic surgery, bad hair transplants and way too much fake tan translates into a belief that because you drive a Range Rover you are qualified to do anything – particularly launch a boat.
So denied of my usual entertainment my thoughts turned to the piece I wrote about gold not being a store of wealth and the number of emails proclaiming heresy through the tin foil hats. So I thought I would actually see what sort of work you could actually do on a mobile phone I didn’t have my laptop with me. Let me start by stating that my view of the tasks my phone should be able to accomplish actually ringing people, ignoring people who ring me and looking at videos of people hurting themselves. It does not include using spreadsheets. Whoever, suggested that the smartphone would one day replace the laptop had clearly never used either. But I saw it as a challenge and managed to produce the following image where I compared my guesstimate of the amount of gold in Fort Knox versus the value of other common bits and pieces. The amounts quoted are in billions.
Still a pet rock.