This story from the Guardian, "Children 'more likely to own a mobile phone than a book,'" can't be true:

Almost nine-in-10 pupils now have a mobile compared with fewer than three-quarters who have their own books in the home, it was disclosed.

Can it? There must be some weird sensationalistic statistics-twisting involved, right? Because if that's true—if there are more seven-year-olds with cell phones in the U.K. than there are seven-year-olds with books—shit is getting dire.