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Remember the Presidential BlackBerry?
By: Mike Bush
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Around four years ago, when President Obama was being sworn in the first time, much of the technology world (and I mean this from the perspective of folks who were technology fans, and casual technology observers) were listening to the President’s discussion on and fight to keep his BlackBerry. His BLACKBERRY.
 
If this chart is to be believed, there were less than 20 million total iPhones sold in the world at the time. Also according to the chart, Apple sold 6 times that many in 2012 alone. Android was still a blip on the radar, and the iPad was still more than a year away from being launched.
 
The timing of the first inauguration for the President was only around a half a year after Facebook caught MySpace in size. Oh, and Pinterest was a year away from launching, while Instagram (which of course sold for $1 billion) was over a year and a half away from going live.
 
All this is to say, a LOT changed in four years.
 
Many of the communications tools we use today probably won’t be around by the time we swear in a non-Obama president (he can only serve two terms, so we’re guaranteed the next president, Republican or Democrat, won’t be an Obama…. unless his wife runs and wins).
 
So, leaving this open-ended, what tools that you use today do you think will be replaced?


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About the Author
Mike Bush is a PR and Marketing freelancer with more than a dozen years of experience in the field. Find him on and connect Twitter @mikebush or at www.mikebush.nyc. 
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