Readers, let’s have a conversation. First, some basics: I am an industry and market analyst who studies personal technology. I am not a journalist. I write an opinion column here for TIME’s Techland section. I am not a paid spokesperson for any product or company — never have been, never will be. I invite you to join in the conversation which will follow, but please do so respectfully and please read the entire article before commenting.
I chose this column title for a reason; to hopefully pique your interest. I’d like to make a point and then discuss it. If you’ve read any of my columns you know that I have no problem mixing it up with commenters as long as they are willing to engage in mutually beneficial discussion.