Here is a very considerate column in the WSJ (subscription) about the return of the notebook (paper edition - you know, to leaf through, doodle in, tear out ... that kind of thing) as an unforeseen consequence of the rise of the iPod to the second spot of silicon based personal gadgetry. Am I wrong, or are our toys becoming more humane again? The mobile phone is to communicate with others, and the iPod is to listen to music.
Talking of which: I am just returning from - sorry to admit - my first ever visit to the Basle jazz club the bird's eye. It looks like an amazingly friendly place, despite of its setting in the heavy walls of the former state prison. While it's been the first time I was there, it certainly wasn't the last.