Giovanni Bertani wrote:
>Today, an SMS sent and firmed by the Council of Ministers of the
>Italian Republic reminded all the Italian mobile phone users that
>tomorrow is election day:
>What do you think? Is this a stupid idea or is just an example of
>pubblic use of mobile tech?
At first blush, I misread the "headline" ... I thought the Italians were
actually going to VOTE via keitai ! That struck me as a very interesting
proposition - the next step beyond internet voting / instant polling.
Thinking about it. No, it's not a "stupid idea," though it might not be
a particularly good one. I'd view it as another experiment - and wait to
see what we learn from it :) ... The evolution of things like the "web"
is dynamic - "the web is the future of the [book, newspaper,
television, record industry, porn industry, ... ]." It was McLuhan who
observed that "the first content of new media is old media."
Received on Thu Jun 17 16:21:01 2004