1. Any kind of voice control
Siri isn’t the only gimmicky voice-control to be shunned by the masses (although MT did derive a good five minutes’ amusement after it taught Siri to call it ‘My Lady of Darkness’). Phone designers, take note: shouting ‘CALL MUM. NO, NOT TOM – CALL. MUM.’ into one’s phone as one takes a stroll through the town is not a recipe for street cred. It’s a recipe for merciless mockery. MT is already limbering up its pointing-and-laughing finger in preparation for the launch of the voice-activated Google Glass.
2. Buttons around the side