Friday, 13 May 2005

Mobile e-mail - the next killer app? (Economist.com): an interesting commentary on this 'nascent', if somewhat obvious, application. Notable quote: "Indeed, e-mail is likely to blow away a lot of the other fancy services that mobile operators are hoping to push over their third-generation wireless networks. Andrew Odlyzko, a telecoms guru, once did a survey in which he asked people to choose, hypothetically, between having either e-mail or the entire content of the world wide web: 95% chose e-mail.".

It's the essence that techies tend to overlook: that IT is about information and interaction, not technology - the 'I' comes before the 'T'. TV is not an interactive medium, it's a broadcast medium; it doesn't mix with mobility.

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