Friday, January 25, 2008

Goin' Mobile

Five of the 10 bestsellers in Japan last year were novels written and read on mobile phones. Why Japan?
The boom appeared to have been fueled by a development having nothing to do with culture or novels but by cellphone companies’ decision to offer unlimited transmission of packet data, like text-messaging, as part of flat monthly rates.

That's all. Just a simple realization that putting a toll booth on usage will hamper use, and allowing unrestricted access will foster innovation. The possibilities for innovation are endless.