Roger at All About Mobile Life has been accumulating observations about the shift from PC-based Web access to mobile phone connectivity. It's a bracing sequence. Social software in South Korea has cell phones as a crucial platform. According to one view, more than one quarter of users are hitting the net from handsets, rather than laptops. Should we extrapolate this trend, and start planning for a phone based, post-Web digital world?
Having a computer is not a large interest for [teen[s] and pre-teens], but they live in their mobiles as a means to connect, filter, share, convene, and stay tethered to those that matter to them, their friends. The quick 10 to 20 year scenario for this could mean the web is dead and is a technology that had an immense impact, but was a technology that was relatively short lived.
And the meta-point:
Are our communication technologies trending through ever shorter life spans?