Om Malik writes: “Looking at mobile phones through PC eyes is simply myopic. Mobile phones have a different behavioral relationship with their users. People love their phones, they hate their computers. Mobile phones are fun, computers are work. But mostly – phones are not computers – they are terminals on the edge of the network, they lack the complexity of a PC, and are managed. They are devices that help people communicate, not compute. They let you consume bits some of the time, not all the time. Phone is being forced to become a computer to fit an old vision – and that’s simply loco!”
Jeff Nolan has a counter-point.