I just happened to spot this article. I am amazed at how there are some people in key places that are seeing communiformation trends of the future. Did I just make a new word? Well whatever, I find it amazing how human beings attempt to reinvent themselves in a new environment yet aren’t able to change their same old characteristics. It is truly a rare thing to see or experience something brand new that isn’t something else just reinvented.
I don’t think that this is just a threat to Google, I believe this trend is a threat to Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, and the list just keeps growing. What’s interesting is for those who are spotting these trends and capitalizing on them are the Bill Gates, and the Google Boys of the future (That’s a capital “B” in boys for respect).
I see the communiformation trend going beyond the the tiny glass screens, basically because they are just too small. Even browsing the web can be frustrating on those sites (at present that haven’t conformed to the mobile web). The consumer is always aging and there is a whole new crew coming up right behind them, so adaptation will be the name of the game for all of these tech companies. God forbid a generation gap, boy that must be the nightmare that these tech giants hate to dream.
The consumer in my opinion, will adjust to a screen probably some where’s around 3×5 or maybe even as big as 4×8 inches. Maybe the bigger for the aging with diminishing eye sight. They will also want everything they experience on their home computer, also including wifi calling with their Bluetooth. For me I prefer the 4×8 screen because I’m an old fart and have to squint more. I know that there are a lot of other cool gadgets out there but in the mainstream of consumers it is of course convenience and price. As far as price goes, if those online services that are free now attempt to charge the consumer directly, will be the dinosaurs of the future.
R. William Collier