March 16, 2005

ETech day 3: Mobile phones

Ethnographers tell us that people across very wide populations and ethnic groups only routinely carry three things:-

  1. Money or some other unit of value
  2. A key or some other security device (keycard, etc.)
  3. Latterly, a mobile phone

So the mobile phone is the only significant addition to the list since keys were invented thousand of years ago.


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  1. Jonathan Schwarz of Sun made exactly the same observation at Java One a couple of years ago. (The Java angle is obvious)

    17 Mar 2005, 09:56


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