links for 2009-07-08

  • "My research suggests that, at least in terms of the mobile phone, these early adopters say that having the most advanced mobile phone technology makes them feel like they are living at the edge of tomorrow. The technology gives them a sense of the possible and the unprecedented. Thus in a very real sense, they not only have a feeling that they are living in the future, but – by having new powers and experiences that only recently became technologically feasible – in many senses they already are… The barrier between communication technology and body, once quite distinct, is becoming less so. The trend will continue: many future users will want their communication machines to be one with their physical bodies and social selves. "
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