This has nothing in particular to do with the Outback, but I thought it was worth drawing attention to the fact that today marks exactly ten years since the first Apple iPhone was sold in 2007.
There were of course already other mobile phones in use — some almost as big as a house brick — with brand names such as Blackberry and Nokia.
But the iPhone was different. Steve Jobs likened it to an iPod together with a touch screen, a revolutionary phone, and an internet connection capability. A “smart phone” indeed!
It had no games, no GPS, no front camera, no flash. Imagine — you could not take a video, or a selfie! There was no Facebook! And now, just ten years later, any teenager in the land who had to get by with the original iPhone would feel massively disadvantaged.
Have smart phones made the world a better place? Have we become better communicators, or worse? Would you feel lost without your smart phone? Please share your thoughts in a comment.