I’ve always wanted one of the tablets Captain Kirk and Picard use on the bridge of the Enterprise. Kirk authoritatively signs the small electronic device and still has time to leer at the yeomen in her red miniskirt. Picard is more – introspective – as he sits at his desk studying the slim tablet before encountering a Dyson sphere. A few years ago, I wrote a science fiction short story, and one of the gadgets in the story was a tablet media device that everyone carried around to get their news and entertainment. I thought the gadget was quite clever, but sadly Apple has surpassed me.