[LINK] Tablets, smartphones and PCs

John Hilvert john.hilvert at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 11:02:06 AEDT 2012

I've not seen the full report. But it seems to one obvious difference is
that current generation mobile devices are better suited for consumption of
net services and face to face communication rather than content creation.
The trade off gives consumption priority over contributing with the social
bias consequences.

This may change with advances in ways of inputting data. Right now, a good
keyboard is still essential for using a mobile device for creating content.
The restricted ability to program the devices at user level is also

The age difference is attributable to the fact that tablets and devices
offer entertainment goodies such as videos, games and apps while on the go
as well as being generally cheaper than netbooks.

I can see tablets and smart devices evolving from screen-based to
spectacle-based and even biological-based affairs.

There's an interesting new internet sci-fi series called H+ (trans
humanism)  that taps into a scenario where tablets and their operating
systems trade-off convenience for social control.


On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:30 AM, <stephen at melbpc.org.au> wrote:

> While there is a lot of talk about mobile computing, there is a
> significant difference to the way people are using tablets, smartphones
> and PCs.

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