I am a fan of technology put to use for solving real problems, and that includes war problems. Back in March 2013, I shared how Syrian rebels used a Samsung Galaxy Note II to aim locally made missiles. Now, we have another scenario in which it is an iPad that is the (yes, crude) targeting system in the hands of same militia. Have a look:
Yes; there is nothing glamorous about war, but is this an innovative use of mobile technology? Certainly. Plus, hopefully, if the iPad helps them hit their targets more accurately, collateral damage can be minimised.
I always ask, What do you do with your gadgets? technology for the sake of technology is meaningless to me. I really do not care much what mobile device you own if you are not using it to solve problems and meet your needs.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.