As technology progresses, the trend towards bigger products waxes and wanes. I remember in college, poking fun at the upperclassmen for how small their computers were compared to mine. As desktop computers became mainstream, the bigger they were, the more powerful they were. Then we began to switch to laptops. They were big, clunky, and heavy. As more people wanted the mobility and ease of a laptop, the smaller they became and the better. Just a few short years after laptops became more mainstream. I am still astounded at how light the newer laptops are! Tablets also were introduced as a sleeker replacement for a laptop.
Around this time, the smartphones led the mobile technology revolution. Over the past decade, we have seen smartphones get more slender, but then get bigger and bigger again with each new release. They are sleek yet offer screens slightly larger, so more work can be done on them.
What does all this mean for us small business owners? Sometimes, we think we need a certain tool to do our job but we wish we could use another. Wish you could break free from your laptop and run your business entirely from your phone? Wish you had more space on your phone screen?