Want to know a secret? The iPhone is the future of computing. I know there’s a lot of talk about tablets, but I think it’s silly. Why? Because the iPhone can meet most people’s computing needs already.
How did I reach this conclusion? I found myself in a hospital for four days after Charlie was born. My iPhone became indispensable immediately. I tweeted Charlie’s birth, took photos, texted friends and family the good news and kept folks in the loop on Facebook. I can almost guarantee that most people don’t do much more with their computer.
What makes it so invaluable? Size. It doesn’t need to be powerful. I could take my phone into an operating room without getting in the way. Why would anyone want something bigger and clunkier? It just doesn’t make sense.
My iPhone has been a lifeline while Charlie gets the hang of things. I can check late scores during a 3 AM feeding, catch up on news, or play pinball while he eats. It’s a great, unobtrusive device that I bought on a whim in 2008. It’s only gotten better with time.