Richard Godwin: Now everyone is trying to get our close attention

I was filling up my car near San José the other day when I fell victim to a sinister new crime wave. A popular brand of corn snack forcibly inserted itself into my synapses via a pump-mounted telescreen. For two whole minutes I was hostage to its unmutable jalapeño-flavoured agitprop. And who can say what wonderful thoughts might have occurred to me in that time? From