Wednesday, June 15, 2005

A mobile tale of three cities

A mobile tale of three cities is the wonderful title of an International Herald Tribune article about sociological research into cultural differences in the way people use mobile phones -- a juicy combination of sociology, business forecasting, and technology assessment. For example, Londoners from every socio-economic stratum use wireless Bluetooth earpieces, Parisians use wired hands-free sets that can be used with motorcycle helmets, but in Madrid, "almost nobody uses hands-free sets."

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