Technological turnover is the process in which technology advancements renders previous iterations obsolete. Each innovation comes with new features, faster computing, and changes in user experience. In some instances, the improvements are so drastically different, they create an entire new market leaving the previous one decimated. Think of the way that GPS replaced physical maps.
We are once again seeing surprising change in our most basic life technology, as the mobile phone market bifurcates in an unprecedented manner. A high-tech and slow-tech market have developed offering consumers drastically different features.
The mobile phone put the world