The original story was published on 25 February 2016. Written by Peter O’Dwyer. To read the complete article, click here.

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Emblazoned on banners hung along the city’s main thoroughfare La Rambla are the words: “Liberty, equality, fraternity, and technology for all.”

Exalted company for a few phones and gadgets, you might think — except the banners were hinting at something much bigger.

As a product of the Age of Enlightenment and a guiding principle of the French Revolution, the phrase could hardly have been more appropriate as the modern day technology revolution continues apace.

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