Interesting thought: if Android’s market is made up of commoditized feature phones, should it really count as smartphone market share? I would like to see what percentage of the phones sold with Android installed are actually being used to their full potential as smartphones and what percentage are being used as Erica Sadun of TUAW states here:
They wanted web access, e-mail, and a camera on their phone — at an affordable price — and they got it.
So people buying Android are not looking for an ecosystem, they are looking for a phone.
Another interesting thought: my last phone was a Nokia XpressMusic 5310 and it could play music, surf the web (although hobbled by its browser), take pictures, and check email. If this is what people are looking for, they can save over $200 at checkout and thousands of dollars over the course of their contract and get exactly what they need in this feature phone, instead of that $200 Android feature phone that is carried by this fad.
Read Erica’s full post at TUAW.com here.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.