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Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Media | 1 comment

Screens, Media, and the Oracles in Our Pockets

Screens, Media, and the Oracles in Our Pockets

  I sit down in my car, and before I even pull out my keys, I tap my iPhone to check my email. Of course, I just checked my email an hour earlier, before my 2pm appointment. But without even thinking, more like a reflex than an action, I head to the screen in eager expectation. But an expectation for what? That I would receive an email with revolutionary news, or even just a new lead? For that matter, what am I looking for when I check my twitter feed, Facebook account, or flip on the TV? What eager hope continually draws me to the screen? With the rise of mobile devices, looking at a screen, whether smart phone, iPad, computer or TV, may be the single most common work activity on the planet. Last year, Time magazine did a survey of over 5,000 people from 4 continents on their smart phone usage. The results were startling. 84 percent said they couldn’t go a single day without their phones...

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