Dial denial

Luddite alert? Jeremy Hill, Debevoise & Plimpton partner, doesn’t have a mobile. But Hill is no quill pusher and land line addict. On the contrary, he prefers to stick to his BlackBerry at all times. “I’m only interested in 21st century technology, even though I’m a 19th century person,” says the great man.

Hill apparently does actually own a mobile, but only occasionally turns it on. He switched it on in March this year to discover a voicemail from his aunt, dated 12 December, asking him what he wanted for Christmas. A diary, perhaps?