Stephen is a major hero of mine. His cutting edge humour in the 80s [during which time by his own admission, he basically punched Hugh Laurie a lot], his wonderful novels and his unapologetically intelligent and courageous television programmes have all been a source of delight for me.

In the same way as I would be happy to listen to an audiobook of the telephone directory if Stephen was the narrator, I don’t much care what he writes about in his blog. Just to watch the man string sentences together in the English language is going to be a joy.

His inaugural post is about smartphones. Happy reading.