The Computer In My Pocket


Mon, Jun 28th, 2010 20:05 by capnasty NEWS

If we've kept up with projections, by the end of this year, the world will be home to three billion mobile phones. That's nearly one phone for every other living human being. Although these phones open up a world of important new opportunities in communication, creativity, and cooperation -- and it's important not to understate this fact -- they also represent a step toward a sort of technological dystopia: phones represent one of the most locked-down, proprietary, and generally unfree technologies in wide distribution.



You may also be interested in:

How and Why Fervently Religious Mark Jaquith Became an Atheist
"Instant access to a camera": Some Pros and Cons to Google Glass
Life through the eyes of IMPROV
Americans Take Note on What Grown-Up News Look Like
Germany VS Greece: the Ultimate Grudge Match