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I would like to discuss three seemingly insignificant things that I believe most people haven't paid much attention to, but contain the seeds of enormous change. Android The first seed is Google Android, which just released the 2.0 version, marketed primarily on the explosively popular Verizon Droid phone by Motorola. As I am one of 100,000 to 300,000 estimated buyers of the Droid in the first week of release, I've personally had the opportunity to play with the phone quite a bit. As a smartphone, Droid leaves much to be desired. It isn't as slick as the iPhone, and the keyboard pales beside the Blackberry. But I didn't buy the Droid for those things alone ... I bought the Droid because of Google Navigation. I can personally testify that Google Navigation is indeed all that and a bag of chips. I decided not to buy a GPS device after trying out Google Navigation on the Droid a few times. Standing alone, Google Navigation on the Android isn't a big deal. But herein lies the s...