Jan Chipchase works for Nokia as a cultural anthropologist, studying the way people use their cellphones all over the world.
His 18-minute presentation pretty much followed the outline you’ll find here on his Web site.
Still, he made a couple of cool points. One of them is that of the earth’s 6.3 billion people, 3 billion have cellphones.
So am I just about the last person on earth? I don’t have a cellphone. During the week I’m either at my desk or at home. Both have landlines.
When I’m not either place I probably don’t want to be bothered. Perhaps I’m in a coffee shop reading, in a meeting or somewhere else where the interruption would be unwelcome.
It’s only once or twice a month that I wish I had one of the beastly things.
BTW I’m not a technophobe – I spend 50+ hours in front of various computers. I just like being able to leave the stuff behind.