Here's a clever video by Casey Neistat. Using an novel combination of live action and animation, he tell the story of the dangers of texting while walking. Casey notes,
By mastering the etiquette of texting, I hope we can gain more control over our increasingly electronic lives. Let’s stop acting like hollowed-out zombies, with BlackBerrys and iPhones replacing eye contact, handshakes and face-to-face conversations. It’s time to live once again in the present and simply be where we are. More
As someone who lives in downtown Portland Ore (without a car), I'm always trying to improve my pedestrian etiquette. It might be nice if the drivers stopped texting, as well.
This video is part of the New York Times Op-Docs series - short, opinionated documentaries.
Texting While Walking
The school workstation doesn’t “know” students as well as their smartphone does. Their mobile carries a wealth of information that’s important to them. And the school computer doesn’t do “place” at all. That’s a stark contrast to students’ mobiles, which geo-browse via the growing number of locational apps and geo-tagged information stream.
Angry Birds cost me $.99. I just checked my app stats and I’ve played the game for more than 15 hours. Thus, my cost of Angry Birds is below 6 cents per hour – and dropping. The price of information is rapidly approaching zero. Normally as cost of a commodity drops, we consume more of it. But unlike all the other cheap stuff we buy, and then later discard, cheap information demands our attention. The ability to selectively filter out unwanted information and stay focussed on a task is emerging as the most significant literacy.
This is my iOS 4 update on how to restore you lost contacts to your iPhone. Step-by-step with screen shots.
I sync my iPhone, MacBook and iMac over MobileMe. I like that a change in an appointment or contact on one device shows up on the other two. But on a few occasions I have opened my iPhone to find that all my Contacts were gone. This calamity mysteriously happened on its own. (I did not make any setting changes to lose my contacts.) But here’s how I got them back.
Here’s how I used my iPhone Dragon Dictation program to save me typing out the feedback. I read their written comments into the program. Within 10 seconds the program turned them into text. I then copied and pasted the text into an iPhone memo. I emailed the memo home to review and edit later. Not bad for a free program!
For the last month I’ve been “on the road” and away from my desktop. I’ve been almost totally reliant on my iPhone for all my online activities. I can attest to the fact that many businesses will need to retool their web presence to accommodate the new flood of smartphone / handheld users.
I sync my iPhone, MacBook and iMac over MobileMe. I like that a change in an appointment or contact on one device shows up on the other two. But MobileMe has a problem! Twice in the last week I have opened my iPhone to find that all my Contacts were gone. This calamity mysteriously happened on its [...]