Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ted Talks: Cell Phones

Don't know if everyone is familiar with this series, but it's definitely worth checking out/spending some time getting to know. It's a program that aims to bring together "great minds to talk about their big ideas" or something like that. This particular video is extremely relevant to this week's material as it brings in Jan Chipchase (I know, right?), head researcher at Nokia, to talk about cell phones...and life. He's not the best speaker in the world, and the video is a tad long, but he does touch on some interesting applications of cell phones, particularly when he discusses hacker building in third world countries, as well as how illiteracy interacts with communications technology. Also, the stage is pretty spiffy.

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