My father, who unfortunately died early at the age of only 54, was, like me, a technophile.

I often say on seeing or using some new piece of technology .. “My dad would have been amazed by this”.

Of course it’s not only technology that has changed since he was around. The would is a different place in many ways and he would have been surprised at many of them.

I was reflecting on this the other day and thought about what might have surprised him the most. Certainly the internet/web he would have loved … but in the end I settled on Ted talks; the fact that so much knowledge/learning is available at your fingertips – and for free – with some of the World’ greatest minds available in your living room – is truly astonishing.

We are such a lucky generation!