Mobile technology for dummies

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Have you seen those “For Dummies” book titles? An example is Accounting For Dummies. The idea of the entire series is to present information that people need in an easy-to-digest format, so that they can actually… well, use it.

Of recent, I made a new friend who is not a geek. We have had several discussions, and it was one of them that led to yesterday’s article, The death of the non-touch smartphone.

Well, something else came out of one of our chats. Her story of how she found Mobility is short but interesting. She is a reader of Mr Bankole’s blog, LordBanks, and it was from there that she clicked on a link to this site.

But – and here’s the key part – she stated that the reason that she reads LordBanks is because the blog presents technology in a way that is easy for her to digest. #InsertMusic

At the end of the day, it does not matter how much we geeks love to quote processor speeds and megapixel counts, what matters to the end user is how well these devices and services do what they need. They don’t care about those deep specs. They don’t care whether or not the CPU is single, dual, triple, or quadzillion core.

The original iPhone lacked so many things that it was a toy to some of us. But lots of people who picked one up didn’t know and didn’t care. It met their needs. They just went out and picked one up.

Geeks want the specs. People out there just want a device that meets their needs. And they want information in an easy-to-understand package.

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This is why here at Mobility we have always placed a strong emphasis on hands-on reviews (not those reviews based on the manufacturer’s specs). We tell our readers whether this works on that device or not. Nothing else matters to them.

Out of modesty, I did not ask my friend whether she finds the content on this site easy to assimilate or not. However, seeing that she has become a regular, I suspect that she does find it easy to digest.

More than ever, I want to see Mobility be referred to as the mobile technology blog for dummies.

Hmmmmm. Shall we try out that tagline for a while?

12 comments

  1. Well, I have known about the ‘dummy’ series since my days in the University. ‘Pascal Programming for Dummies’, etc. Never read any! I find the idea of being labelled a dummy abhorrent! Tufiakwa!

    Associate with a funny for long enough – god you become a MORON.

    More than ever, I want to see Mobility be referred to as the mobile technology blog for dummies.

    I am about to stop visiting Mobility blog if it metamorphoses into a blog for ‘Mumuus’ 😉 Bad riddance to good rubbish, abi?

  2. @Yomi @Bukonla LOL! This is hilarious, I had no idea! 😀 Glad you could join us Aunty Bukky. Sure, we’ve got some unrepentant geeks like @Eyebeekay, but he’ll soon come to terms with the reality that the geek licence has been deregulated. Just ask @Yomi, I didn’t always know this much before I found Mobility, but hey, take a look at me now, hehehe!

  3. @Eyebeekay: You got me laughing there. Nice one!!!

    @Yomi: Please, leave this one as it is O! Communication here is quite basic inspite of the large number of geeks that contribute or comment on topics.

    You can start a dummy blog though where we can also use pidgin english to really get info down to the grassroots. Name it Mobilitywazobia!!!

  4. Okay!! what’s with the funny looking images in the recent posts? lol

    The point of reading those “for dummy” books is so you don’t remain one so, once someone comes in contact with the mobility blog, he should no longer be a “dummy” in the mobile space 😀

  5. I think we may be misunderstanding Yomi altogether.I think he is trying to say this blog is a blog where everything mobile is reduced to it simplest point of view. Dummie is only an expression describing how easy everything is reduced to.

    I also visits an Indian blog nitishkumar.net similar to this.He tends to reduce mobile technology to a Layman’s point of view.So i think it is only a choice of words.

  6. Nice point of view, Eye.Bee.Kay. My natural affiliation to this post is rather similar to your point of view.

    No one would wish to be referred as a dummy. No matter how much you wish to sugar-coat the word and make it less derogatory.

    If you say, “Made Simple”‘ then I’m wth you. However, I love the essence of post. Another GoodnOne, Yomi!

  7. Strange, I was browsing with Atomic browser on my iPad! However, under the settings I configured The browser to be identified as Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7. Appears the Atomic Browser App is doing it’s work well.

    Sorry for going off-topic. By the way; “A Site for Tech-Neophytes” is another catchy heading. More acceptable than “Dummies”

  8. I think tech discussions here are quite simple already,especially the reviews. Let’s just keep it up.

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