SIGIA-L Mail Archives: [Sigia-l] Touching you, touching me
[Sigia-l] Touching you, touching me
> Am I the only one who thinks there's something culturally peculiar about the
> notion of people (potentially strangers) touching their devices to exchange
> information in public?
I'd love to know in which cultures you would consider it peculiar, and
in what way. It is meant to be slightly intimate and personal - like a
handshake, rather than poking connectors into holes or each person
wading through menus. There may be some places where this is
considered going too far, and I'd love to get feedback about this, so
we can do more testing.
>  Incidentally, Nokia designers, mired in the Wintel world, may not have
> heard of or fully appreciate Zero Conf/Rendezvous for the painless
> auto-discovery of networkable devices:
Some of us have (some of us live our private lives on Macs), and
whilst very useful in certain contexts, isn't going to fulfill all
roles. I don't want to advertise my phone and ways to connect to it to
everyone. It's great for local wifi magic though.
(writing for me, not for them)
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