Fast Company 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.