Did you know that French is the second-most widespread language worldwide after English, as only these two languages are spoken on all continents? Fact. Well we’re like Francophones, just bananas for technology. And you have to be a monkey not to speak the language of tech these days. We all use apps and gadgets, but most of us don’t know what’s really going on behind the scenes. And when things go wrong we can feel out of control.
The origin of the word Technology means, “a better way of doing things.”
We like that and we want to make sure it stays that way, especially as we become more enmeshed with the algorithms and devices in our lives. Let’s not wait for Wall-E to save us for heavens sake! That’s the reason Bananaphone was built.
And that’s why Bananaphone isn’t just about tech support. It’s about empowering us all to gain the fluency with the technology that will help us communicate, create, and play (all the good things we already do) without letting technology take the drivers seat.
We like to think we’re people people with a passion for technology. We’re not the Dr. Martin Ellingham of technology care. We come from all sorts of backgrounds like IDEO—a human-centered design firm—and big and small companies from San Francisco to New York.