Submitter: The flip phone on the cover says it all: this book is terribly dated. All of these new-fangled things that people can do with their phones are great, sure, but nearly every phone has this capability now without using a book to find the secrets to your phone. Phones are practically computers in and of themselves; why would anyone want to transfer their files by pulling out the SIM card and inserting it in their computer?
Holly: Anyone interested enough in camera and music projects to check out a book about it likely does not have a flip phone…or is willing to upgrade. If it were just a book about using flip phones, you *might* be able to make a case for another year or two, but this is specifically about multi-media projects, so it is too outdated to be useful.
Smart phones are so much easier to use than flip phones! My parents have flip phones, and they don’t believe me that a smart phone would be EASIER for them to use. I do see people in the library with flip phones from time to time, but usually those are the people who can’t figure out how to make the super loud ringing stop when everyone around them is giving them the stink eye.