Tony’s txtng skills

Simon Hoggart writing about an audience he had last week in Bournemouth with Alastair Campbell…

His most interesting point to me was that as prime minister, Tony Blair was shielded from the bewildering speed of technological change. Everything was done for him. So in 10 years he never learned how to send a text message. Finally he did. Campbell reported: “I have had two from him. The first was the single word ‘are’. The second read: ‘this is amazing you can do words and everything’.”

All of which reminds me of another Blair-technology story I once heard from Campbell.