In No Straight Lines there is an entire chapter devoted to all things mobile. It is called Gutenberg is a moblogger: economic, organisational and societal transformation through mobile communications.
It maybe that a certain Mr Ahonen - has much of this covered on the CDB blog.
I explore mobile from the perspective of what it can do at an organisational and at a societal level.
From the Achuar tribe in the Amazon rainforest using mobile and GPS enable digital technologies to challenge the Peruvian government and the mining companies trying to exploit their habitat and way of life to children using iPhones at school for learning in new exploratory ways - I make the point that mobile plays an important role in the evolution of every aspect of our society.
So NSL looks at education from Africa and India to the western world, it looks at how bricks and mortor organisations can become platforms and become part of a global economy, we look at how people living on $2 a day could be doubling their daily income by working on their mobile phones – we look at the politcal consequences of rapidly shared knowledge and information, we look at data and the impact on how commerce per se will evolve enabled by mobile. And we celebrate organisations like Ushahidi that are showing us the way in how innovation really works. In Japan we look at ground breaking business models that are already nearly 10 years old and we wonder why the fashion industry is not fully up to speed, nor indeed the media industries either.
Why? Because they fail to see what is right in front of them - they are stuck in an ambiguous world.
I also argue that if organisations are not able to really design with mobile they could be missing a significant opportunity and this is NOT about apps.
It just might get you or your clients thinking differently about the future potential of our mobile society