Posts tagged ‘Metalife Project’
Do the stories we tell about our communication tools reveal more about our lives than we realize? Do they also show how a Metalife emerges?
The other day as I was softly minding my digi-business, a Tweet from Steve Rubel flashed in the corner of my computer screen via TweetDeck: “Sending this from 35,000 feet in the air.” Later in his trip Steve Rubel Tweeted, “Flying home after a 7-day, 5-city biz trip with just my phone and no computer. I believe I have taken my last trip with a laptop.” Rubel’s Tweets show us a remarkably rapid evolution—instant personal communication from the air while also moving computing from a laptop to an iPhone.
Welcome to an ongoing exploration. Slipping into the Metalifestream, we’re setting out on a journey without a specific destination. We are, however, equipped with a navigational compass and some decent maps. The compass is our intent to listen to the lives of anyone whom we meet along the way or who comes on the journey with us. The maps are a few core ideas of how communication tools work. We’ll present those maps from time to time just as we’ll profile our fellow travelers.