Yep, there you have it: the decline and fall, summed up in two images. It’s a meme we’ve visited before. And I believe it was Fran Lebowitz, who said everything interesting which neither Shaw nor Wilde said, who said, “Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.”
And right she was. If she were being quoted now, she’d say small people talk about iThings. And right she would be.