I'm in the midst of writing a white paper on enterprise mobility and it's been taking up most of the free time I typically devote to the blog. It's a great project and touches on some of themes I've covered here about the impact of technology on culture and identity. Here's a brief excerpt from a draft of the introduction:
We tend to think of smartphones and tablets as merely smaller and more mobile version of the computers we use to check email, surf the web and post to social networks. But mobile devices don’t merely extend the capabilities of phones and computers. They transform both the substance and meaning of what we communicate, create and consume. Being pervasively connected to the “Global Village” changes the context through which we live our lives and experience ourselves.The meat of the paper will be a lot less high-concept and focus on more pragmatic matters such as mobile strategy, enterprise architecture, agile software development, change management, etc. But I'm excited to inject some McLuhanism into the conversation. I'm likely to continue posting less frequently until I get the paper finished, but will try to pop in at least a couple of times a week.