Bored With The Net? Try Phones!

Apr 21 2003 - 01:07 PM ET | In The News
The Register is running a story about people in the US getting bored with the Internet and turning to their mobile phones. In Japan, mobile phones are taking over normal Internet usage:
"Phones are used for shopping, for news, but most of all for communication. Social software in the truest sense. The low cost and ubiquity of phones brings wireless technology to all parts of what is, admittedly, already a very egalitarian society. Which is why you hear so little talk of a "digital divide" in Japan. These small computers are very personal indeed: for all the talk we've heard about "wearable" technology, the only technology more wearable than a phone is a chip implant. "