Web 2.0: Mobile

Web 2.0: Mobile

: Rael Dornfest of O’Reilly is running a panel on the future of mobile. I’m hoping to hear podcasting.

Trip Hawkins says the phone is turning into a “social computer.” It’s about connecting. He says it’s not about the technology — “all you technology people, get over it” — it’s about the ubiquity.

They’re batting back and forth about what phones and phone software will look like. It’s a bit too vague and speculative for my taste.

I didn’t hear about podcasting, so I asked about it. I do believe that these devices will become a primary means of delivering entertainment and content via first storage and then ubiquitous broadband. See this post on podcasting.

  • Urgh! That’s exactly what I didn’t want to happen. People have been listening to the 3G pipe-dream for years now. I wanted to try to convey the reality that mobile data is here now… Too bad!