More Reasons the Bar is Raised

And I don’t mean just in a mobile context, but technologically speaking, simplicity rules the day. This is something that I try to dial into my days as a consultant and mobile evangelist, but really, I’m more or less working on myself than I am working on others to get this point.

Of course, I could just be in shock because it really is a new world and things are much more simpler than they’ve appeared to some.

What computing will look like next should, and most likely will, shock the techie elite – or at least straighten their eyes out to reality a good bit better.

The (Mobile) Bar Is Raised

This whole living without my mobile web server is weird. I wanted to add some appointments in my mobile today, and had to take out the mobile to do it. Wanted to send an SMS, and had to take out the mobile to do it. You know, this is hard to go back to mobile like this.

And yet these challenges are nothing compared to these:

  • Nokia can sell a mobile for $27, turn a profit, and the mobile can positively be used by 5 families (not just users) – you can’t make this stuff up (read)
  • Rita from Symbian Guru can and does pull off being quite mobile, connected, productive, communal, and innovative in user her mobile devices in an area where unlimited data plans, 3G, and frankly the networks just aren’t as developed as they are here – and do it on $15 per month – dang! And I thought I was good getting my bill down to $65 from the $110+ it was. She’s the real innovator here.

Yep, I can and do try a lot on my mobile, but the bar is clearly raised here. I wonder what this will spark from my end… and at the same time, I’ve got plenty of ideas brewing.

Carnival of the Mobilists #209

Always great when the Carnival of the Mobilists comes back around, and this week its at Wap Review for the 209th rising of the mobilists’ tent. Lot’s of good reads this week, including some pieces about Apple’s new iPad. Check it out and enjoy.

Oh, and if you haven’t you should check out last week’s Carnival which I hosted. Sure, its not on the Mobile Web Server any more, but I did pull that one – and the other Carnivals that I’ve hosted over. Enjoy!