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Business, Bin Laden and A Smack On The Skull
Business, Bin Laden and A Smack On The Skull | iPhone, Bin Laden, Osama Bin Laden, situation room, Egypt, Libya, social media, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain,

Photo by chief White House photographer Peter Souza

The iPhone smacked me on the forehead.  It wasn't the first time. 

Late in the afternoon, I saw a New York Times tweet regarding the attack on Osama Bin Laden. 

After watching the news several hours before and after President Obama's announcement, I went to bed.  Instead of reading a book from what has become a huge library on my phone, I continued to monitor the Bin Laden news. 

When the iPhone smacked me back to wakefulness, it was with the now famous photograph shot by chief White House photographer Peter Souza.  The revolution of the past few years hit me as I rubbed my face. 

Over 150 years ago, our ancestors transitioned from the farm economy to the industrial revolution.  Four years ago, the numbers came out showing  over half the world now live in cities. 

Now Facebook and Twitter were the tools used to change regimes in Egypt and Tunisia, and continue to change the Middle East with strife in Libya, Bahrain, Syria and other countries.  Social media brings our news, our products, our services. A decade from now, an iPhone that hits you on the head as you fall to sleep will be old fashioned.  Today, Sony deals with security breaches of its customers’ private information, TV ownership falls, and White Castle hamburger chain sells Cyber 'sliders—it accepts online orders at all locations.   Tomorrow, we’ll expect to be amazed, and we will be.

To conclude, we’re wirelessly wired together now in a way in which we don’t fully understand.  And I’m glad it wasn’t an iPad or a table PC that whacked me on the skull.