Friday, January 25, 2008

NY Times mobile fumble

Odd that I blogged about the advances in mobile text in Japan earlier today, the same day the New York Times announced a major new text-message based initiative. While at a surface level, it's a step in the right direction, the Times marches straight into the limitations forced on text messages by US cell carriers, according to Text and Ideas' Nick Martin:
The Times ran out of room. With only 160 characters to work with in a typical text, it may be impossible to get the news, context and insight readers of the Times expect squeezed into a single text message.