thus far, it can be argued that digital photography has been about aping analog photography. that is, the change to digital photography is mainly informed by analog cameras, and darkroom printing. this is not surprising, as new technology is welcomed to replace an old one. true digital photographs — as in taking advantage artistically, of the medium is not quite here yet. however, the (high-performance) hardware side has been more concerned with outperforming film, but the "form-factor" has remained the same: an SLR/mirrorless body. this despite the evidence that most people like the software side of processing a photo to happen on a mobile platform. Sony's QX was an early attempt at bridging high-performance with the mobile platform, but it has not been until the Olympus Air A01 that I have managed to be enticed to try it. while having some flaws still, the marriage of the available processing speed on mobile device and Olympus' approach seem to be a first step into thinking about digital photography as not just aping film cameras. a time when "mobile photography" does not mean using the mobile platform's camera is at hand, and that is great.