Category Archives: Digitial Divide

Coming to terms with terms: digitization, digitalization and digital transformation

By | July 15, 2020

Yes, they’re horrible. One reason they’re horrible is they aren’t exciting. No way would an editor of mine have OKed a story with those words anywhere in it. Another reason is they’re very similar, in both sound, and definition. Nobody seems to agree on what they are, which is usually a good sign you’re veering into marketing/consultant-speak. When… Read More »

The Missed Call: The Decade’s Zeitgeist?

By | November 10, 2010

By Jeremy Wagstaff (this is a longer version of an upcoming syndicated column.) When people look back at the last decade for a technology zeitgeist they may choose SMS, or the iPod, or maybe even Facebook. Me? I’d choose the cellphone call that rings, briefly, and then is silent. It’s one of those social phenomena that has so… Read More »

Afghanistan’s TV Phone Users Offer a Lesson

By | September 6, 2010

By Jeremy Wagstaff There’s something I notice amid all the dust, drudgery and danger of Kabul life: the cellphone TVs. No guard booth—and there are lots of them—is complete without a little cellphone sitting on its side, pumping out some surprisingly clear picture of a TV show. This evening at one hostelry the guard, AK-47 absent-mindedly askew on… Read More »