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Going mobile

The information age is taking its show on the road. Mobile is clearly the next computing revolution finally moving across the U.S.

While Japan and some European nations have been at the forefront of this movement for some time, better devices in the last few years are luring more U.S. users into the ranks of mobile computers.

More and more, cellphones — especially the latest generation of the Apple iPhone — are being used in journalism. Blogs can be updated via the WordPress app. Videos for news sites have been shot and edited using just the tools on the phone. Even live reports have been produced with it.

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Henry Jenkins, the future is calling

In the introduction to his book, Henry Jenkins says he’s attempting “to document conflicting perspectives on media change.” But by advancing his Black Box Fallacy, he does more to create conflicts than sort them out as he waffles on his own idea that a single device will someday converge the diverse media offerings we now consume on multiple devices.

Granted, Jenkins is writing in a period where things are changing quickly, so he doesn’t get the benefit of the long lens of time to prove or disprove his theories that we’ve seen in other readings. But I would suggest he revisit his theory:

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