Andrew McKie first wrote for The Herald more than 20 years ago, when still an undergraduate. He has since written for many national newspapers and magazines, principally as a leader writer and Obituaries Editor of the Daily Telegraph. He regularly writes on fine art and culture for The Wall Street Journal Europe and frequently reviews, especially literary and science fiction, in The Spectator.
Is that thing still around?", most of us have come round to the idea that the digital revolution is the most significant change of our lifetimes.
It affects almost everything already, and can and does make money (Ryanair will charge you £60 this weekend to board a flight you've booked unless you've checked in online, even though the airline has shut its website for maintenance).