At Boise Weekly, and in newsrooms across the world, journalists are using iPhones in place of everything from traditional cameras to the standard-issue, spiral-bound reporter's notebook more and more.
And we aren't alone. Smart phones and their effects are everywhere. And while some might dismiss them as "really fancy toys," anthropologist Amber Case has a slightly more interesting take. She says that the smart phone's ability to connect and enhance our mental selves digitally has made us all cyborgs.
She made her case in a Ted Talk in 2011. Check it out below.