Got a double header tonight on the blog boards. So go ahead and check them out as you please. This article is a response to another article Margaux Pelen wrote. Check it out here https://medium.com/what-i-learned-today/99674f8d4f6f
Reading some more articles and this is a really interesting one by Margaux Pelen on Smart Phones in Africa. I particularly thought it was interesting how she mentioned that nearly 95% of Kenyan‘s have access to mobile phones however, only 25% of those are smart phones and how that is affecting the market. Especially when it comes to internet access which is primarily done via smart phones due to a lack of based computer systems connected to the internet. As far as this goes I love this article because its something that I dealt with on a daily basis while I lived in the Philippines.
A paradox of sorts while even though you might find someone who lives in a shack smaller than most apartment rooms they might have a better phone that I have. Better yet some families I knew would have atrocious standards of living or bad living areas but in their living room there would be sitting a nice big TV which was at total dissonance with its surroundings. While I may digress if there is one to learn though all of this it is that first and foremost as I have said time and again the digital age is upon us all or as I like to call it digitalis. Undoubtedly, the by product of this is that everything is moving to a much more mobile format and as such one of the first places to see this in full action is in a place like Kenya or Uganda where it simply isn’t liable or important enough to get a hard cased computer.
Competitively speaking, it has nothing on the mobile phone when it comes to the possibilities of connectivity. Yes, we will always have hard huge computers in some shape in form but as Moore’s laws demand and also the dictates of the progression of the digital age head more into the realm of my favorite future product, Augmented Reality, its time in the forefront will pass as mobile overtakes it simply on a day to day usage basis. After all the main purpose of mobile phones is to function to improve our daily lives right?