What we mean by “mobility” continues to change (or move). Smartphones initially allowed us to take our desktop applications (such as email, social networks, games, even web searches) with us. Slowly, the smartphone began replacing our items and devices including calendars, maps, pagers, mirrors, and more. Will the smartphone replace our computers and networks?
What is most fascinating is how the smartphone is enabling totally new approaches to old problems. These devices are so robust and powerful that we are solving problems in entirely new ways. For example, rather than using a (mobile) phone to call a cab company, the Uber app virtually hails (and pays) for the ride. The largest taxi company in the world doesn’t have a dispatch number.
SMART took an entirely new approach with dry-erase whiteboards.