Years ago, shortly after starting this blog, I would write a post each week that catalogued all the items that were being replaced by the cellphone. Yesterday, Nick Drake, in his NY Times blog did a great job of bringing that perspective up to date:
Last week, I realized I didn’t need to carry a wallet anymore. My smartphone had replaced almost everything in it. So, it’s gone. Add that to the pile of things — my address books, Filofax, portable music player, point-and-shoot camera, printouts of maps — that have melded into the smartphone.