The Apple iPhone has been with us for 10 years. It seems like it's been longer.
On one hand, it dramatically changed how we use our phones. For many, it's become their only camera.
It also has changed how we think of phones - that they've become pocket computers and a way to watch video, listen to music and keep up with the world.
It's also become how we instantly comment on everything from cooking to computers to photography and politics. Oh, we do we comment on politics - to excess, if you ask me. Everyone has an opinion, and now we get/have to read it - 24 x 7 x 365.
We are bombarded with images and thoughts of celebrities and politicians and everyone in between.
I really don't follow or read Twitter comments, because I've found that a great deal of it is partisan politics. And there seems to be a lot of anger associated with partisan politics. Those who sit on the ends of the political spectrum spend a lot of time lashing out - or at least that's how it seems, if you read the Tweets.
While the iPhone was a natural progression of an online society, I'm not entirely convinced that it's always been for the better of society.
By the way, the smartphone is fine as a point and shoot, but I wouldn't want to use it for anything that's memorable.
It is a constant reminder that I need to turn off my phone, load some black and white film and spend an afternoon without Twitter, Facebook and texting.