Matt Gurney – National Post
March 29, 2019 6:00 AM EDT
Last Updated March 29, 2019 6:00 AM EDT
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The late 19th century was the era when, in the United States, the West — the Western states of today’s continental U.S. — “was won.” You all know the images — cowboys, steam locomotives belching thick black coal smoke, gold rushes. Perhaps future historians will look back at this moment in history as when the West, this time meaning the Western world, was lost. And the defining image of that may well be a smartphone.