March of progress

I’m sure there are many exciting, fabulous uses to which nanotechnology will eventually be put. I guess. Actually it’s not something to which I’ve paid much attention, so I guess the HP commercial promoting the concept last night at the end of 60 Minutes was aimed at people like me. And in order to capture my imagination, they provided two examples of those exciting, fabulous uses:

“These are nature’s building blocks, and they can be used to build some amazing things. Like a cell phone so small an ant could use it, or a tiny computer that can hold every book ever written.”

And across America, puzzled viewers thought, Did I hear that right? Cell phones for ants?