Ian McGurren examines whether out of date means out of use
Mobile technology is moving at a frightening pace. What many currently perceive as 'the world of mobile technology' is the world that uses the announcement of Apple's first iPhone as year zero. There are many who argue with this, but there's a clear divide between what was being released before and what was released after the iPhone was first unveiled to the world. Now, that moment seems a distant starting grid in the marathon that the industry is still running, but in reality, it was only just over eight years ago. That same year, The Simpsons Movie was released. The Big Bang Theory started, David Tennant was a hyperactive Doctor, and Leon Jackson won X Factor - and what a career he went on to have... In the intervening time, we have gone from the iPhone to the creation of the App Store, full-touch screen phones, mobile data, HD video recording and playback, tablets. Android and the explosion of apps that have changed our social landscape. Even if you don't buy into mobile technology, it's not an exaggeration to view it as one of the most fundamental changes to how we live that we will see in our lifetimes.