Ten Years With a SmartPhone …All I Need…

I love this last scene from ‘The Jerk’ when Steve Martin goes off with ‘All I Need

In 2007, the smartphone took off when Apple got rid of the keyboard for a multi-touch interface.

As much as the smartphone has increased our productivity, some days I feel like Steve Martin/Navin R. Johnson. I wonder what the same scene would look like in 2017 if Steve could only take his smartphone and a few apps.

Google Maps was great before 2007, now it is the only I app I could not live without.

I need iMessage. I don’t need Whatsapp, Facebook, Messenger or Instagram.

I could live without Amazon Prime and Amazon, but I probably could not live without AWS.

I can’t live without Verizon. I wish I could.

I could live without Uber, but not without something Uber like to replace it.

In 2012, Netflix was nominated for ZERO Emmy’s, in 2017 91. I could live without it.

I love love love Spotify, but I could live without it.

I can live without Bitcoin and the Blockchain.

Ten years from now, I wonder what consumer technology products I won’t be able to live without?


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