That’s a bit like saying “It’s as if the iPhone had erased desk phones from everyone’s minds.” Those phones still exist. And yes, the original invention of the telephone, one of the great unicorns of the 19th century, was probably more important than the iPhone. But that doesn’t take anything away from the iPhone as a real advance in the state of the art. Similarly services like Uber and Lyft are far beyond taxi cabs of a few years

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