Mobile phones and locality

Sorting out some old quotes for my dissertation, I found that one by Andrew Curry (The Henley Centre) in my notes:

« Design predictions were that 80 per cent of information would be pan European, 20 per cent local, but it is actually the other way around. Phones are about mobility, but they are also about localness and specific regionality. They are about a configuration of place that is a quite local sense of place. Phones are about remapping the locality. »

Why do I blog this? this nicely expresses how mobile communications have the potential to reinvent our ideas about the local.