Saturday, June 24, 2006

New information paradigm

Like most people in my field, I'm trying to figure out what is the new information paradigm given widespread access to broadband Internet, the arrival of the first truly digital generation, the demise of mainstream print, and therefore changes in how and what information is consumed. The old paradigm is definitely not working any more. I have a feeling the new paradigm has not yet become clear to most people. But somewhere, someone gets it.

This Orb is sensational and mind-bending. It is an information device. It is sensory and visual and carries no text. You configure it to give you customized information through changing colors and light. So you can get up in the morning, give it a glance, and get the weather report. Or see how your portfolio is doing.

Now that's a new paradigm.


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