Today at Apple’s iOS App Store

Apple iOS App Store front pageWhen I turned on my four year old iPhone for the first time in a few days, it nagged me that five apps had updates waiting.  When I clicked on the App Store icon, what should I see on the home page but the screen at the right, featuring an app called Wattpad, informing me that “The Next Big Literary Wizard Is Gay”, and inviting me to “Check out Wattpad, the content platform elevating LGBTQ+ authors.”

Gee, I thought, or would like to think, that the “next big literary wizard” will be whoever tells the most compelling stories, not based on how they choose to occupy part of their time whilst not scribbling.... [Read More]