I first fell in love with Grand Central Station when I took the 6 subway from Union Square every day in the early '80s. The Newsweek clock squeezed between two marble walls was a common meeting spot for me and my boyfriend-turned-fiancé-turned-husband.
Don't get me wrong. Apple's iPhone 5 is an improvement over its predecessor. And it's hard to put a price on style and on the feeling of having what many people consider the coolest phone on the planet. But, at the end of the day, it's just a phone.
Tech companies like Google, Facebook and Apple operate much of the Internet on 'the cloud.' In reality, the cloud is a vast network of warehouses. Much of that electricity currently comes from dirty, dangerous coal and nuclear power.