The big winner, as I see it, is phones, which have exploded as a source of reading in the last few years…As the smart phone war between iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, Android, etc heats up, the competition will only drive up their capacity and utility and encourage more people to think of their phones as small computers that can make calls, rather than phones pretending as small computers.
For me, the perceived challenge with smart phones and portable computing devices is that they make it easier for humans to adapt to the always on 24 /7 Web, and anyone who has lived a week in a human body can tell you that we’re not a 24 / 7 species.
The resulting habits, may keep us better connected and better informed, but they also change how we fill in the time in between truly novel events. The t-shirt, below, is a case in point:
How about you? Has your awesome phone substanitively changed the way that you fill the moments of your day?