In order to really create a new category of devices, those devices are going to have to be far better at doing some key tasks. They're going to have to be far better at doing some really important things better than the laptop [and] better than the smartphone.
Enjoying and sharing photographs.
Enjoying your music collection.
If there's going to be a third category of device, it's going to have to be better at these kinds of tasks than a laptop or a smartphone. Otherwise, it has no reason for being.
Philosophy the art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions.
Philosophy inquiry into metaphysical contradictions and their solutions.
Note: The ancient Greeks used the term dialectic to refer to various methods of reasoning and discussion in order to discover the truth. More recently, Kant applied the term to the criticism of the contradictions that arise from supposing knowledge of objects beyond the limits of experience, e.g., the soul. Hegel applied the term to the process of thought by which apparent contradictions (which he termed thesis and antithesis) are seen to be part of a higher truth (synthesis)
Politics the existence or action of opposing social forces, concepts, etc.
1. relating to dialectic or dialectics; dialectical.
late Middle English: from Old French dialectique or Latin dialectica, from Greek dialektikē (tekhnē) ‘(art) of debate’, from dialegesthai ‘converse with’ (see dialogue)
1. feminism has contributed a good deal to this dialectic