The Register Alsop only needs

The Register

Alsop only needs to travel across either pond to realize that there’s a parallel communications network – a parallel Internet, if you like – based around phones. They’re already the world’s most popular communications device, despite the complexity of using numerical keypads for the user interface…

Amusingly, the author seems to have forgotten what people used to use phones for, namely, as a voice communications device, focused as he is, on Text messaging.