2005-02-23

Try get intimate with a PDA

Douglas Johnston has some thoughts regarding the movement from digital to analog:

So what is it?

Pure and simple, I think the keyword is intimacy.

Try and curl up with a TabletPC, laptop or PDA for a few hours. Your eyes hurt, the hard shape is awkward, you’re constantly checking for remaining battery time (or juggling a cord), and –despite this day and age– it’s not easy to build any sort of bond or connection to a machine, especially ones so transitory and mass-produced.


What I call efficiency, Douglas calls intimacy. I got to hand it to him, intimacy beats efficiency anyday.

Link to: Paper? ain't that extinct?