[Prospective] 10 principles of technology
Howard Rheingold, in the feature, posted some responses to Neil Postman's 10 Principles of Technology.
4. A new technology usually makes war against an old technology. It competes with it for time, attention, money, prestige and a "worldview".
Again, I will take advantage of my position as first commenter by making the obvious observation that untethering communications from the desktop means spending more time on the move, in the park or at Starbucks, and less time at home or the office. Communication addiction no longer dictates agoraphobic behavior patterns.