Tuesday, April 28, 2009


On Gizmodo.com I read that a recent survey showed that 90% of 15-year-olds have cell phones. Wow.

I went from going away to college in the midwest in 1995 where my friends didn't have cell phones, to living in Mexico in 1999 where cell phones were a status symbol and were owned by the upper-class, to living in Japan in 2001 where everybody had a cell phone and texting was the chief means of communication amongst the younger set and quite popular amongst older people, as well, to going back to the same old college in 2007 to find everybody with a cell phone.

I wonder if texting/IMing is going to continue to be employed more and more, or if there will soon be a revival of in-person and voice communcation. My fingers are crossed.

1 comment:

  1. Working in TELIS, I've come to the conclusion that the phone as a communication medium is rising in importance simply because everyone has one. The ability of cell phones to handle text, voice, and web is also rising, giving people a choice they never had before. On the other hand, it means we need to provide service at all levels as well: voice, text, and phone-friendly web. We have to MAKE our future; what an opportunity!