Decanter magazine recently reported that well-known cult Californian winery Screaming Eagle regards itself as a Napa Valley grand cru, not a cult winery. According to the general manager of this (cult) winery, no-one calls them a cult anymore. They regard themselves as a grand cru - a Napa first growth.
I considered for a moment the latest gadgets, getting ever smaller, smarter and function-rich; I conjectured that perhaps innovators are no longer creating as many new gadgets as they are refining existing ones. And, while certain technologies have evolved at phenomenal rates, such as digital photography, I cannot help but feel that other areas of innovation have stagnated.