Thursday Fun: Gizmodo Wishes Darwin a Happy Birthday Via iPhone Natural Selection

Gizmodo is running a series of posts highlighting the evolution of various technologies in honor of the birthday of Charles Darwin, who many years ago realized one thing killing another thing wasn't mean, but was the reason we all now have fast cars and hot tubs (or something like that, I texted my way through bio).

Coming as no surprise to any regular reader of this book, the chart Gizmodo chose clearly shows the original mega-cell phones giving way to Moto's StarTac, the PalmOS Treo, the blue BlackBerry, and finally the new king of jungle, the iPhone 3G.

How utterly appropriate.

Happy birthday Darwin, and sorry frenemies, but like dinosaurs and Jurassic Park movies, and mullets, nature gave you your shot, and is now selecting you for extinction.

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.