Sitting in London a couple of weeks ago, I came across a funny section of a menu. I wanted my kids, who were at home with their grandparents, to see it. I snapped the picture with my phone, and sent it to my home printer, where a nice color image printed out for all to see. It occurred to me that printing from across the Atlantic was something new, another great function for the device I wear on my belt nearly constantly.
We can use our phones now to create wireless hotspots, scan bar codes for bargains, track energy expenditures with companion devices like FitBit or shoe implants, and so much more.
The following video goes quickly because it’s the best summation of the current state of mobile computing I’ve seen. While the focus is putatively on marketing, it’s about much more. The fact that more people use mobile devices than are using toothbrushes gives you a flavor.