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Internet Typology: The Mobile Difference

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 6/27/09 (9:20pm)
Pub Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cast a glance at any coffee shop, train station or airport boarding gate, and it is easy to see that mobile access to the internet is taking root in our society. Open laptops or furrowed brows staring at palm-sized screens are evidence of how routinely information is exchanged on wireless networks. But the incidence of such activity is only one dimension of this phenomenon. Not everyone has the wherewithal to engage with "always present" connectivity and, while some may love it, others may only dip their toes in the wireless water and not go deeper.