>stealing already available technology, putting it into a retarded hipster case and charging double the price = "changing the world"
Apple marketing victim logic.
more of a /k/ thing but firearms could be considered tech in this case, right?
the iPod touch maybe, that pretty much invented apps
>changing the world
It may be the best handheld but it hardly changed the industry. I guess it started the "media player" trend in consoles
Yeah well nope fuck off. Windows Mobile touchscreen devices had been around for years by that time. Apple only polished the concept by making 'smart' devices available for every cunt on this planet
>the iPod touch maybe
But not the iPhone and the complete surge of multitouch phones that came afterwards?
>Windos Mobile touchscreen
Not multitouch and not consumer oriented.
Apple did more than just "polish" it off and market it. They did a complete overhaul of the traditional touchscreen smartphone interface.
You're going to tell me Windows Mobile would've brought smartphones to this stage if Apple didn't introduce the iPhone?
The Global Positioning System
I'll also add Special Relativity, though it's more of a theory that a technology, without understanding that the satellites are going slower in time the GPS wouldn't work. It's such an unappreciated theory.
Multitouch sucks for gaming. The problem with putting good games on phones is that most people aren't going to go out and get a shitty controller attachment for their phone, or a battery attachment.
If these somehow became standard, or if there somehow became a market for gaming smartphones, things could change. At the moment, phone games are still at that stage where they're glorified flash games. Plenty of indie and major games out for both iOS and Android, but surpassing the PSP in hardware hasn't yet been acknowledged as a feat worth giving a shit about.
Ah, the good old days. Make a new Skype account just by clicking one button them typing an email address and putting in a fake name. Getting a free phone call with every new account made the whole thing so very exploitable.
I still have an N800, N810, and N900. Fantastic devices.
Well, space flight and satellites generally, have been very influential recently.
I would add the printing press, the telescope, vaccines and antibiotics to the list, not to mention the biggest one beyond any doubt in my mind --agriculture. Without that, we would really have very little.
its true though
before ipad people would look at you funny if you had a tablet (mostly because pre-ipad tablets were huge and awkward and didnt have multi touch)
I don't even know what an integrated circuit does, but I love close to TI in Dallas
the truth is I used that image because I was just pasting image URLs from wikipedia into 4chan x, and all the images of the Alto looked terrible. So I just used the one for the STAR because all I'm trying to say anyway is that xerox invented the GUI
First effective semi-automatic pistol which pioneered blowback design.