February 12, 2011
Telus – The Future is Friendly; It’s Fast. And it’s here (4G). In just one click, you will have the information you need, faster and more accessible than ever before.
Obama – The BlackBerry smartphone was very much a part of Obama’s presidential campaign, and was at the centre (amongst other mobile and social technologies) of his popularity, organization, and success.
BlackBerry – Say “Be Mine” with BlackBerry. Romance begins when you gift the gift of BlackBerry.
The utopia that the empires of the mobile world envision (or rather, want us to envision) is produced and perpetuated through mass marketing, production of hardware and software, social media, and arguably, most powerfully, through us. There is a remarkable confidence in the power of mobile technology, which we can see through the masses of tweets (“less than 1 minute ago”), Facebook status updates, FourSquare check ins, and read BBM messages. We use our smartphones to express even the depths of who we are in sound bytes to our friends, our networks, and essentially to the world.
Andrew Herman reminded me of the BlackBerry Prayer today. What is happening in that sacred communion between user and device, between user and network, between user and community, between user and environment?
To be continued…
September 2, 2009
Some time ago I wrote about my mother-in-law, Peggy. I wrote a small, yet simple blog post about the mittens she knit for premature babies in Niagara Falls, NY. No one asked her to do this, she just did it out of her love for children, and for wanting to help those who may be less fortunate.
Last month, on August 8, 2009, Peggy passed away.
We miss you Pegster, but know that there are little ones out there that will be warm this coming winter by the mittens you have made.