Mr Gnome raises resounding hurrahs for the superbly useful phenomenon that is the iPhone.
Ownership of this gnome-sized and coolly elegant design miracle is akin to having a tireless Jeeves at one's constant beck and call.
Apart from housing calendar, diary, internet browser, address book, birthday reminders and to-do lists, the iPhone uses a 'global positioning system' so that it knows its exact location at any time.
So what? So plenty.
At a touch of the screen, the phone instnatly offers lists of the nearest restaurants, cinemas, taxi firms - and so on.
Ditto with train times, plane departures - and much more. All bypassing expensive inquiry phone calls.
One could jabber on....