Welcome to Global Mobile, a new blog about the power of mobiles. We’ve been writing about cell phones in politics long before Barack Obama told you he picked Joe Biden via text message. New Policy Institute President Simon Rosenberg and Alec Ross co-authored a paper in 2007 about the importance of the global communications network for our affiliate, NDN, suggesting that we better prepare our children for this new world. And last year, Tom Kalil, now Deputy Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote a ground-breaking paper about the “Mobile Revolution.” So, this blog is building on a pretty deep track record dealing with this stuff.
For frequent updates about the ways that mobile technology is changing lives and improving societies around the world, check back often at the Global Mobile blog.