Once upon a time, in a land, far, far away, there were two mobile operating systems. One of them was designed for mobile from the ground up; the other was trying really hard to copy its older, desktop brother. One was limited in functionality, inflexible and lacked multitasking, but was very efficient, fast, and easy to use. The other had everything and the kitchen sink, was very flexible and could multitask, but had a steep learning curve, was inconsistent, and not particularly pretty.
History is written by the victors.
BTW: Preaching to the choir somewhat?
Geeks btw come in different sizes, my friend describes himself as a design geek. I describe myself as a bicycle geek before a computer geek (you wouldn’t know the stuff I do about bottom brackets … swedish bicycle you say??)
Some people label themselves geeks because they are into gadgets. I would say some UK football supporters are geeks because they know soo much about it, it is on obsession.
I love the idea that there is some type of Geekism hierarchy and by knowing the history (that nobody except us care about) of how Smartphones evolved makes you the lord of nerds or something.
I hope you know about the true scotsman fallacy?
Early smartphone history will be nothing except a curiosity.
Edited 2011-12-19 20:33 UTC