Advances in technology have a tendency towards miniaturisation. Supercomputers from the '70s are now able to fit on a single grain of rice - long-grained or otherwise - whilst it's well-established from 'hilarious' flashbacks in sit-coms that mobile phones used to be the size of Scotland. Today, they fit comfortably in the palm of a gnat. Technology has even made the world feel smaller, thanks to the internet connecting people several thousand miles apart in an instant. We're doing it right now.
It does need to be careful about going too far, though. Recent speculation about a Nintendo Game Boy Mini, whilst exciting, raises the question of how small is too small? You can ask any of my ex-girlfriends for an answer to that.
If Nintendo are to release a half-pint measure of their pint-sized portable, we hope its screen is a friend to those who played the original, now of rapidly diminishing eyesight. But maybe requiring a magnifying peripheral is part of the nostalgic appeal?
Likewise - and perhaps more pertinently - we hope the games are right. The Game Boy had a library bigger than Alexandria's, but only a handful of the handheld's oeuvre were worth playing. Like a Grecian in their garden, we pick the best of the olive-coloured bunch.