The Things my iPhone has Replaced
Posted on February 15, 2013
Watching helplessly as the movers do their thing. I tried helping, they laughed and told me to sit down.
Earlier this week I had to fax something (aren’t landlords hip?). Downloaded an app, and away I faxed.
The other day I saw some Captain Obvious at, I think Barclays, write something about how phones are replacing cameras (uh, Kodak fell off the planet years ago). So the topic of mobile phones replacing other things has been on my mind.
Here are all the things my phone has replaced (or prevented me from needing):
- home phone
- alarm clock
- wrist watch
- auto GPS
- pay phones
- paper diary
- many books
- heavy briefcase full of files
- video camera
- audio recorder
- fax machine
- pocket subway maps, including for places I travel
- bunch of membership cards, like Starbucks, United, and Marriott
Just think. Before smartphones there where whole economies around these things.