next big thing.. back again
Wed, 9 Jan 2002 11:28:27 -0800
anyone have input on the following? -
convergence of dig cameras and mobiles and mobile data messaging.
basically, new camera configured color-screen phones on new data-enabled
carrier networks enable instant picture taking *and* sending wirelessly
anywhere. philippe kahn's co that was profiled in wired called lightsurf is
dancing around this but i haven't heard much else about it. why? seems
obvious handset manufacturers will go for it in a big way and i think it
will be *the* app for carriers to drive wireless data svcs. it also seems
realizable on mass-scale in near-term (3-4 years).
the more i consider it, the bigger it seems - from both a commercial and
societal standpoint. it is a fundamental shift in communications
capabilities that is ON the horizon. however, i haven't heard the typically
jah-boning about it in the media which i am surprised about. thoughts in
gen? players in space? tech drivers?
this is the first tech thing i've been fundamentally excited about since