Precious Mobility

More observations of preciousness with our digital devices. This cover came with the laptop and was used during shipping but the owner decided to keep it to prevent the display from becoming damaged or smudged.

Why do I blog this? Is there an intersection between design for mobility that makes this unnecessary? So that we can have our devices be as significant and important as a wallet, say, but okay to slip from our hands and drop on the floor? Does the technology change by becoming more rugged? Or does the interaction change so that we’re not using large, precious, susceptible elements like this sort of display? Is there a different kind of connected, mobile, networked device that is computational but allows us to have our bits of connected flow, sharing and composition without large mechanical keyboards and delicate big, bright, heavy, power-hungry displays?