Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Not so fast, mobile technology
This is an interesting take on the future of the internet and mobile technology in general. The author essentially argues that the internet as we know it today hasn't changed much in a decade or two, and is unlikely to do so. He doesn't see this as cause for concern, but rather a call to make sure that we are indeed doing well the basics of internet (open access, agile browsers), so that it can bring its revolutionary possibilities to the other few billion people who will go online in the coming years. Get the basics right, instead of looking for revolutionary changes in the platform, or even worse, a walled-garden, Facebook-type format that actually makes the internet less free and useful.