Was Dwyer right? The computer fad is OVER??
Well, kinda sorta. I read some interesting info about computers and cell phones and the way people are using them. Your cell phone (for most of us) has more than enough computing power for all your needs. Those needs: web browsing, videos, and gaming. All of those are 'consumption' computing activities. Your 'content creation' activities are mostly 'simple creation' activities (Facebook updates, email, picture sharing and forum posting).
In other words, we don't need traditional laptop and desktop computers to get through the day. More and more, only heavy duty content creators (new software programs, digital publishing, video production) require a non-portable computer. For the rest of us...even a lap top is too big.
What really caught my attention were these numbers about cell phones:
*It takes 26 hours for the average person to report a lost wallet. It takes 68 minutes for them to report a lost phone. (Source: Unisys)
*There are 6.8 billion people on the planet. 5.1 billion of them own a cell phone, but only 4.2 billion own a toothbrush. (Source: Mobile Marketing Association Asia)
*It takes 90 minutes for the average person to respond to an email. It takes 90 seconds for the average person to respond to a text message. (Source: CTIA.org)
*There are now more mobile phones on the planet than there are TVs. (Source: Jupiter)