Why mobile matters

by Volker Weber

While talking about something completely different, Jeff Smith remarks:

I tend to think of it this way. Years hence, we will think of the PC and the Internet as staging areas for a digital revolution that reached its true potential when it was untethered. The PC era taught us how to deal with computing devices, interfaces, etc. The Internet taught us how powerful data can be and how accessing it can be user-driven. The mobile age takes those fundamentals out into the world. It knits computing power, a massive digital database, and real world and immediate situations together into something that will be powerful in ways we can't quite imagine until we start playing with it more.

There you have it. That's why I am so interested in mobile apps. It's not the gadgets, but how we use them.

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C'mon Volker... a little bit is the gadgets! ;)

Paul Mooney, 2009-06-12

OK, looking around the table I see four smartphones and two iPods. It is a bit about the gadgets.

Volker Weber, 2009-06-12

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