Late last month, I saw the most exciting smartphone I’d seen in a while—a product, much like the original iPhone, so enticing that it felt like it had fallen out of the future. The product wasn’t made by Apple (of course); it wasn’t even made by a company based in Silicon Valley.
And I’ll get to it soon—but, first, let’s talk about iPhones and technology journalism. All journalists, but perhaps especially technology writers like myself, are basically nap-deprived toddlers at a cereal bar. That is to say: We crave novelty.