ReadWriteWeb’s Sarah Perez has written a great bird’s-eye view of the current state of things in the mobile technology industry. It is really unfortunate that the author is correct in his points.
But here is the best line from the article:
Many consumers wait for a company to tell them, “this is the answer, this is beautiful, this is perfect.” Apple’s messaging does exactly that, and while, on a personal level, the increasingly pretentious commercials drive me a little batty at times, (“when technology gets out of the way…that’s when you leap forward…iPad2”), at least Apple isn’t asking for us to believe in a prototype.
Note: Emphasis as originally written
Read Sarah’s full post at ReadWriteWeb.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.