technology Tracing the Evolution of Consumer Electronics. What’s Next? How our diverse species of consumer electronics -- books, music, computers, and phones -- have evolved. Will a single device ever unite them all? By Dan Macsai Roll over gadget images for their evolutionary trees Related Content The Evolution of Amazon By introducing the Kindle, Jeff Bezos is emulating Steve Jobs -- and taking him on. A version of this article appeared in the July/August 2009 issue of Fast Company magazine. Add New Comment Sign In Submit 2 Comments VeerChand Bothra 5 years ago I think the evolutionary path of Wii/Xbox/Playstation is not PCs as its depicted here. It ought to be the Ataris/Nintendos/Segas http://www.gamingdump.com/cons... Kevin Prince 5 years ago The irony of this evolutionary chart, of course, is that every one of these innovations was Intelligently Designed by a team of engineers. How many years would you need for random mutation of an Apple II computer's firmware to transform it into the first Macintosh? Anyone? Evolution vs. Design is a statistics problem for the courageous.