You may already know me as senior editor at, but I owe it to you to reveal another side of me: I’m the last working professional with a flip phone.

My co-workers are replete with smartphones and apps provided by HQ or are more than happy to stand at their desk, tapping and swiping away on iPads they’ve brought from home. At conferences and vendor briefings, there’s no shortage of sharp mobile capabilities on display (often via oversized flatscreens), with attendees around me intermittently checking email on a brand new device. A Twitter chat led by our Editor-in-Chief Julie Langenkamp-Muenkel gave a nice snapshot of the interest and questions dialed up by those working in our field. Closer to home, one professional I know – for the sake of argument and anonymity, let’s call her “my fiancée” – has gone head-first into the switch from a work-provided Blackberry to an iPhone 5 (and with it, hours and hours of Candy Crush Saga).

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