8 June 2011
Landmark or Street Clutter?
Time was when only truly momentous trials such as DCCT were described as landmark. Now the term has become debased to the point where even the meanest little effort is described as “landmark” by its authors or sponsors. But I guess that even the authors would not describe a recent observational trial, reported in the Daily Mail, as “landmark”.
The investigators observed that modern young people now pressed doorbells with their thumb rather than their index finger. They attributed this landmark (oops) change in behaviour to the use of the thumb in texting.
I have to admit that we haven’t joined this group yet at the Training Centre. I am still using my fingers to type this just as I’ve always done.