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Livraison vingt-quatre : PK, pagers, iPod Touch et feature phones + Lee Scratch Perry
"2. Pagers, iPod Touch et feature phones

Dans son ouvrage "Quoi de neuf ?" publié en 2006, l’historien anglais David Edgerton observait la persistance, la "résistance" ou la ré-introduction de "vieilles techniques". Il citait notamment la résurgence de la télévision par cable dans les années 1980s (après avoir été en vogue dans les années 1950s) ou l’acupuncture (à son paroxysme au XIXème puis de retour depuis trente ans).

Un autre exemple historique marquant dans son livre est celui l'importance du cheval durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale:
"L’armée allemande, si souvent décrite comme reposant sur des formations blindées, eut bien plus de chevaux durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale que n’en eut l’armée britannique durant la Grande Guerre. Le réarmement de l’Allemagne, dans les années 1930, passa par un achat massif de chevaux, au point qu’en 1939 cette armée en possédait 590 000, et en avait 3 millions d’autres en réserve dans l’ensemble du pays. […] Début 1945, la Wehrmacht disposait de 1.2 millions de chevaux ; on estime à 1.5 millions les pertes en chevaux accumulés durant la guerre."

Avec ces exemples, Edgerton nous rend attentif au fait que "le temps technologique ne va pas uniquement vers l’avant"; et qu’il n’y a donc pas un bel ordonnancement chronologique. En adoptant le point de vue des usages des objets techniques, on peut regarder différents “mondes technologiques” et s’apercevoir de la diversité des pratiques. C’est un sujet qui intéresse votre correspondant dans le cadre d’un projet d’enquête sur les téléphones mobiles. En cherchant dans mes notes de terrain je suis tombés sur quelques cas de ce genre (( dans l’app Notes sur mon téléphone, j’ai une Note nommée "Livefieldnotes" dans laquelle je consigne mes observations concernant les usages des téléphones mobiles. C’est écrit à la volée sur le terrain donc avec des fautes d’orthographes et un certain laconisme ))

Voici les notes en questions:
23.08.2015 - train Genève - Lausanne Un homme regarde son pager Motorola, une technologie que je pensais disparue... Mais qui semble encore exister à ce que je lis sur le site de sigmacom.ch et qui sert des "besoins professionnels" avec des èchanges de messages alphanumeriques. Il dit mystérieusement l'utiliser du fait de sa fiabilité : "ça marche partout meme dans les zones a faible reseau de telephone, le fabricant me dit que ca joue a 99% partout dans le pays"

11.08.2015 - Genève, square Chantepoulet Rencontre avec J. un chercheur suisse-allemand, qui sort ses deux telephones (un iPod Touch et un vieux Nokia), il n'a pas de data plan et dit aussi utiliser cette combinaison d’appareils "pour se proteger des distractions". Il me dit utilise le Nokia (un feature phone noir) pour les appels, et le iPod Touch pour l’accès aux apps. Et s’il a besoin d’être connecté au Web mobile pour browser ou certaines apps, il le fait dans les lieux où il y a du Wifi

8.08.2015 - Geneve, marché aux puces Discussion avec un vendeur de telephone mobile genre nokia 3210 d'occasion (30chf), se vend bien, pour les gens qui n'arrivent pas bien a utiliser les smartphone "c trop complique", par exemple me dit le vendeur dans son francais approx: "par exemple une dame qui vient et dit que son fils lui a offert un iphone et elle comprend rien... Elle m'achete ce nokia [3310] et elle sait faire, elle recoit l'appel elle appuie sur le bouton et c bon; donc j'en vends toujours un peu"

Ces exemples, pris parmi d’autres, sont intéressants à plusieurs niveaux. D’abord parce qu’il montre la persistance et la diversité des usages d’objets techniques généralement considérés comme moins à la page (sans jeu de mot aucun sur le premier). Ensuite car ils renvoient à un autre aspect discuté par Edgerton : celle de la prétendue “résistance aux techniques nouvelles”, problèmes parfois abordés par psychologues ou historiens. Or, comme il l’explique, “il est absurde de parler de résistance à la technique ou à l’innovation dans un monde dont les individus ou les sociétés n’acceptent pas nécessairement toute innovation – ou, en fait – tout produit qui leur est proposée. De toute façon, il y a résistance. En adoptant une technique, la société résiste nécessairement à de nombreuses techniques substitutives ‘anciennes’ et ’nouvelles’.” Les pagers très fiables, les features phones en sont de bons exemples. Et l’usage des iPod Touch, à la manière de J., était d’ailleurs précisément proposé dans un article récent de la revue Wired comme l’un des système de communication les plus sécurisé à l'heure actuelle. Même si ces usages ne sont pas majoritaires – tout dépend où ! – ils existent et nous rappellent que différents critères influent sur les choix d'utilisation.

Cette combinaison d'objets techniques est d'ailleurs ce qui pêche souvent dans les vidéos prospectifs des grandes sociétés technologiques. On ne voit que des appareils rutilants, les dernières interfaces, alors que la réalité des pratiques correspond davantage à une grande diversité. C'est certes moins glorieux (un téléphone non-tactile ferait-il tâche à côté d'Hololense ?) mais bien plus plausible. Mon collègue du Near Future Laboratory Nic Foster utilisait dans cet article de Core77 une métaphore géologique pour ce phénomène : celui de l'accrétion qui lui permettait d'en discuter les enjeux deson point de vue de designer:
"In order to communicate our vision, it may be helpful to incorporate the existing designed space in parallel with the new. On a very practical level, we should embrace legacy technologies when conceiving new ones. Ethnographic studies constantly highlight technology accretion: the drawer full of cables, the old interaction behaviors, the dusty hard drives, the mouse mats and inherited hardware. Rather than avoid this complexity, good science fiction embraces accretive spaces, where contemporary design and technology sits side by side with older artifacts. In some cases, this technique can be used to show potential disconnects between the new and established, places where technology sticks out like a sore thumb. This is a useful tool for all designers and using it well can help us depict a more tangible future."

Comme il l'exprime ici, cette prise en compte de la diversité des pratiques peut stimuler la rechercher de voies originales. Dans le cas des mobiles, c'est la raison pour laquelle on voit toujours des produits pertinents basés sur des pagers aujourd'hui (c'est d'ailleurs le cas par exemple avec de la géolocalisation indoor) ou des téléphones servant uniquement à téléphoner... avec des propositions loin d'être inesthétiques, absurdes ou curieuses."
nicolasnova  davidedgerton  technology  time  chronology  nicfoster  designfiction  future  futures  mobilephones  cv  fieldnotes  diversity  tools  mobile  phones  smartphones  complexity  design  novelty  earlyadopters  lateadopters  difference  ipodtouch  innovation 
october 2015 by robertogreco
Whited00r Community: free iOS upgrades, firmware and apps
"Whited00r is the biggest community of iOS modding and firmware cooking in the world. Here you will find full support for all Apple devices equipped with the ARMv6 CPU: iPhone 2G & 3G, iPod Touch 1G, 2G.

We provide free modded Software Updates for your device. Installing the Whited00r firmware will give you a fully optimized, speedy, and fluid device in just a few minutes with a simple restore of your iPhone or iPod Touch using iTunes. Your iPhone or iPod will be fast and productive again. Whited00r is the best solution for your Apple device suitable for both beginners or power users who like tweaking & modding their iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2G.

Grayd00r: iPad 1G, iPod Touch 3G."
ios  iphone  ipad  ipodtouch  ipod  modding  unlocking  whited00r  grayd00r  firmware  software  upgrades  applications 
september 2014 by robertogreco
‘This Stuff Doesn’t Change the World’: Disability and Steve Jobs’ Legacy | Epicenter | Wired.com
"My son is on the autism spectrum and has a severe receptive and expressive language delay. He’s 4 years old, and can read and spell words, and sing entire songs, but is more like an 18-month- or 2-year-old in normal conversation. He cannot use a telephone and has a hard time sitting still for video telephony. He has a thoroughly well-loved iPod Touch, filled with videos and apps that have helped him learn to speak and augment his ability to communicate."

"Apple never had a perfect record when it came to user accessibility. No technology company does. But I bought my first iPhone when I broke my arm, because it let me use a computer with one hand. And on Tuesday, when I saw Apple’s demo video for Siri, its new voice-command AI assistant — which ends with a blind woman using Siri to send and receive text messages — knowing that blindness has been the disability least well-served by the touchscreen revolution — I wept. I’m weeping again now."
disability  timcarmody  accessibility  ipodtouch  itouch  stevejobs  2011  communication  autism  blind  blindness  design  disabilities  from delicious
october 2011 by robertogreco
The Top 10 iPod Touch Apps for Math Teachers: Free iPod Touch Apps and Games
"Finding free iPod Touch apps and games to use in Math classes can be a frustrating and time consuming venture. Many have limited functionality or are littered with ads for the paid versions. However, not all apps are like that. The following are my pick for the top 10 iPod Touch apps. All of them are free, and all have legitimate uses for Math teachers and their students."

[via: http://twitter.com/steelemaley/status/40072340255543296 ]
math  ipodtouch  applications  ios  education  mathematics  learning  free  from delicious
february 2011 by robertogreco
with iPod Touches - Learning Continuity
"If you use iPod Touches in your classroom and students have access to either an iPod Touch or an iPhone, here are some "Apps" that we have on the AUHSD iPod Touches that can help with continuity of learning. iTunes required to access the links.

Use the "Sort" link to find Apps by discipline.  Items labeled "z-Possible" are possibilities to add to the iPod Touch library once they are evaluated by teachers."
iphone  ios  ipodtouch  applications  education  via:thelibrarianedge  lists  classideas  tcsnmy  from delicious
january 2011 by robertogreco
Apple - iPod touch - Find My iPod touch
"Locate your iPod touch on a map. Display a message or play a sound to help you find it. Set a passcode lock remotely. Protect your privacy with Remote Wipe."
security  ipod  remote  remotewipe  location  locative  ios  ipodtouch  applications  from delicious
december 2010 by robertogreco
The Best Writing Apps for iOS
"Although writing in iOS might seem troublesome, with faster fingers or a Bluetooth keyboard you can actually get a lot done. Whether it's just a note, your next novel, or new screenplay, here are the apps you'll need."
writing  apps  iphone  ipad  ios  classideas  ipodtouch  applications  from delicious
december 2010 by robertogreco
New iPod Touch rumors, and why to buy it instead of iPhone 4 | TeleRead: Bring the E-Books Home
"It would really be nice if iPod Touch took a page from iPad’s book & came in model w/ 3G Internet access available on a month-by-month, contract-free basis. I could buy it when I especially wanted it, such as when I was going on a trip or something, & forego it the rest of the time. (Yes, I know I could get an iPad with that feature, but I can’t put an iPad in my pocket so the usefulness of being able to whip it out wherever I am is kind of limited.) Of course, phone companies know people would just take to using Skype or other VOIP w/ it, given that it’s a lot easier to carry around than iPad, so it’s probably not ever going to happen. [Almost exactly my thoughts, but GPS too please.]

If you’re looking for a pocket-sized e-book, net-surfing, messaging, & video-calling solution, you might want to ask yourself if you honestly make or take that many phone calls. If not, you might do well to consider upcoming iPod Touch & separate pay-as-you-go handset rather than iPhone 4."

[http://snarkmarket.com/2010/6002 ]
ipodtouch  iphone  ipad  mobile  phones  2010  comments  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
JailbreakMe 2.0
"JailbreakMe works on the device itself! Visit this website on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to get started. "

[See also these for the "why jailbreak": http://www.teach42.com/2010/08/02/top-10-reasons-to-jailbreak/ AND http://twitter.com/teach42/status/20142928303 ]
iphone  ipad  ipodtouch  jailbreaking  webapp 
august 2010 by robertogreco
MiniApps - HTML5 apps for Apple iOS, Google Android & other mobile platforms
"All apps are free and open source. MiniApps does not use any in–app third–party advertisements. Help keep it that way and show a little love using Flattr."
iphone  ipad  applications  ios  android  html5  html  ipodtouch  javascript  mobile  mobileweb  webapp  webdev  development  software  web  webdesign 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Daring Fireball: 4
"That FaceTime goes through Phone app, rather than dedicated FaceTime app, makes me wonder what Apple will do if I’m right that this year’s upcoming new iPod Touches will be FaceTime-capable....
2010  apple  daringfireball  iphone  ipodtouch  tcsnmy  cameras  flip  photography  facetime  video  johngruber  displays  typography  teaching  helvetica  iphone4  ios4  design 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Apple - iPhone - Apps for Students
"Whether you want to define a word, learn the name of a bone, practice your French, or prep for the SAT, iPhone has the smartest apps around."

[Note to self: Need to make a list of apps that is not mostly about cramming, test prep, memorization...]
apple  ipodtouch  iphone  applications  education  tcsnmy  mobile  appstore  students  technology  ios 
may 2010 by robertogreco
A Is for App: How Smartphones, Handheld Computers Sparked an Educational Revolution
"What's at issue is a deep cultural shift, a fundamental rethinking not only of how education is delivered but also of what "education" means. The very word comes from the Latin duco, meaning "to lead or command" -- putting the learner in the passive position. Rabi Kamacharya is an MIT engineering grad who returned to his native Kathmandu from Silicon Valley to found a software company and started OLE Nepal, the network's most established branch, in 2007. Kamacharya talks about technology putting "children in the driver's seat" -- to overcome the limited skills of teachers: "Even in urban areas, teachers who teach English, for example, do not know English very well. Children are at the mercy of the teachers, who may not be motivated or have sufficient materials to work with. We want to enable them to go forward with self-learning and assessment.""
iphone  handhelds  children  learning  unschooling  deschooling  teaching  education  schools  technology  smartphones  opencontent  mobile  socialmedia  software  devices  tcsnmy  gamechanging  self-directedlearning  autodidacts  21stcenturylearning  handheld  ipodtouch  edtech  anyakamenetz 
march 2010 by robertogreco
State of the Art - Line2 Allows iPhone Users to Sidestep AT and T - NYTimes.com
"Line2 gives your iPhone a second phone number — a second phone line, complete with its own contacts list, voice mail, and so on. The company behind it, Toktumi (get it?), imagines that you’ll distribute the Line2 number to business contacts, and your regular iPhone number to friends and family. Your second line can be an 800 number, if you wish, or you can transfer an existing number.
voip  iphone  ipod  ipodtouch  mobile  applications  ios 
march 2010 by robertogreco
MoviePeg™ — the no-hand iPhone stand for movies and more
"Forget awkwardly propping up your iPhone with your bag or that complicated tripod contraption. Add MoviePeg to your iPhone, adjust the angle and like magic you’ll be in relaxed viewing heaven. And it’s not just for movies; use it in the kitchen when following recipes, with the guys watching sports, as a night-stand for your alarm clock, in the garage working through those how-to instructions, or keeping the kids entertained without the evidence of sticky little fingers. No matter how you use it, MoviePeg is your super portable iPhone tilting wonder."
tripod  ipod  ipodtouch  iphone  accessories 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Mimeo and the Kleptopus King // ShaunInman.com
"At its core, play, and by extension video games, is learning. Call it discovery or mastery but a good game introduces new ideas (teaches), leverages existing ones (reviews) and layers them to create unique challenges (tests). Teaching, at its core, is communicating. Verbosity is an academic sleeping pill. A game’s graphics are the player’s teacher and a good teacher is consistent, clear, and concise. Like good pixel art
shauninman  mimeo  gamedesign  gaming  iphone  ipodtouch  games  art  mobile  pixelart  applications  edg  srg  ios 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Apple Learning Interchange - iPod touch. Touching student lives in the classroom.
"While the iPod touch can offer engaging, exciting learning opportunities to all students, perhaps one of the greatest ways the device can be used in education is helping those students who have exceptional learning needs beyond their peers. As a capable and very extensible device, the iPod touch can become a powerful and useful tool specifically to ensure special learners can succeed in any learning environment."
ipodtouch  iphone  teaching  accessibility  edtech  elearning  learning  tcsnmy  literacy  applications  audio  speech2text  texttospeech  ios 
february 2010 by robertogreco
OffMaps: Offline Maps for iPod Touch and iPhone
"OffMaps lets you take your maps offline. It is the ideal companion for any iPhone and iPod Touch user, who wants to access maps when travelling abroad (and avoid data roaming charges) and who wants to have fast access to maps at all times. This app (and the icon) just has to be on the right hand side of Apple's built-in maps app. OffMaps uses OpenStreetMap that include a lot more information than simple road maps: from ATMs and train stations to restaurants and pubs! You choose which areas to download instead of buying a new app for every city you want to visit. Our guides include all data from OpenStreetMap and lets you browse a wide array of points of interest offline. Check out the Guides section to see our ever-expanding Guide library." [Update: Kottke approved]
googlemaps  openstreetmap  mapping  ipod  ipodtouch  itunes  gps  maps  iphone  applications  navigation  offline  software  mobile  travel  handhelds  osm  offmaps  ios 
february 2010 by robertogreco
School experiment leaves pupils to their own devices | theage.com.au
"A class of year 8 students at Shepparton High School are the first in Australia to use the iPod Touch in the classroom for a global "mobile learning" project.
australia  teaching  handhelds  ipodtouch  iphone  technology  learning  schools  edtech 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Studywiz Spark » Studywiz Spark Mobile
"Studywiz Spark is the first and only Dynamic Learnspace with a dedicated mobile learning interface designed specifically the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, Asus EeePC and other handheld devices.

Students can access Studywiz Spark Mobile to take tests, access real time information, check their calendars and even join in class discussion groups, increasing the opportunities for learning in their safe, personalized Dynamic Learnspace. Parents can also keep up to date with their child’s school life by accessing reports and viewing assignments anytime, anywhere."
mobile  iphone  ipodtouch  schools  education  vle  calendar  messaging  testing  assessment  polling  discussion  chat  rss 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Rolando Review for iPhone | Touch Arcade
"The reason we and many others got excited about Rolando back in July was that it was the first seemingly full featured game that was actually designed specifically for the iPhone. ... Rolando is a platform puzzle game set in Rolandoland. Rolandos are small round creatures who seem to worship you (aka “Finger”) and ask for your help to defeat the shadow creatures that have invaded their land. Your job is to free the Rolandos from evil across 36 levels of play. ... The compete package for this game easily justifies the $9.99 price point, and comes highly recommended. Rolando is amongst the best games the App Store has to offer."
iphone  applications  videogames  via:preoccupations  ipodtouch  mobile  gamedesign  games  csiap  ios 
december 2008 by robertogreco
tap tap tap ~ 10 useful iPhone tips & tricks
"I’m sure that many of you are “power users” and probably know most of these tips and tricks. But I suspect that a lot of you are more casual iPhone users and will find this list useful. Even our team members that I showed the draft of this post to (people I consider iPhone experts), all picked up at least a tip or two that they weren’t already aware of. So I’ll bet there’s something for everyone here…"
iphone  tips  howto  ipodtouch  reference  shortcuts 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Read Ebooks on Your iPhone - Wired How-To Wiki
"Printing things out in order to read them away from your PC is so last century. Today, devices like the iPhone offer perfectly readable displays, and bookmarking articles to read on tiny mobile screens is no problem thanks to apps like Instapaper.
iphone  applications  ebooks  ipodtouch  ios 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Stanza: a Revolution in Reading | Lexcycle [via: http://russelldavies.typepad.com/planning/2008/12/reader.html]
"Stanza is a free application for your iPhone and iPod Touch. Use it to download from a vast selection of over 40,000 books and periodicals, and read them right on your phone. It’s a wireless electronic library that stays open 24/7."
iphone  ebooks  freeware  ipod  ipodtouch  reading  software  applications  stanza  ios 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Call me on my iPod Touch - Truphone releases app for the kids
"UK-based Truphone, a VoIP service provider for Wifi/data enabled handsets, today unveils a special version for owners of the latest version of the iPod Touch. The move is significant. The software effectively turns the Touch into a mobile phone, if limited to calls over WiFi. But there will be plenty of young people and college students who will use the Touch now for calls over their campus networks. For not only is the software free (available from the Apple store here), but the calls will be too: to other iPod touch owners, to customers of Truphone’s Internet telephony service, and to Google Talk users. Other features are planned like calling to normal landlines, calling and IM to Skype and MSN, as well as Facebook and Twitter integration. To make calls the Touch needs a headset and microphone like those for the iPhone or a microphone adaptor (Truphone will also be marketing an adaptor)."
iphone  ipodtouch  applications  voip  touch  mobile  truphone  wireless  wifi  skype  googletalk  im  ios 
december 2008 by robertogreco
FingerGaming » iPhone and iPod Touch Gaming
"FingerGaming.com is dedicated to the art and business of gaming on the iPhone and iPod Touch - and is created by the folks behind Gamasutra"
blogs  iphone  ipod  ipodtouch  touch  games  gaming  videogames  mobile 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Mobile Learning - Abilene Christian University
"What might a university look like with a fully deployed program of converged devices like the iPhone? Connected is one possible vision. This fictional day-in-the-life account highlights some of the potential benefits in a higher education setting when ev
convergence  education  elearning  iphone  ipodtouch  technology  mobilelearning  mobile  phones  video  universities  colleges  academia 
march 2008 by robertogreco
MobileScrobbler: Last.fm client for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch
"connects your Apple iPhone or iPod Touch with the Last.fm social music website. As you listen to music on your device, MobileScrobbler sends the title, artist, and album to the Last.fm website. Last.fm uses this information to suggest new music, new frie
lastfm  itunes  ipodtouch  iphone  music  applications  software  via:preoccupations  last.fm  ios 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Tabulate · Inventive Labs Gadgets
"Tabulate brings the convenience of 'open in new tab' to Safari on your iPhone or iPod Touch."
iphone  applications  safari  browser  bookmarklets  browsing  ipodtouch  software  ios  browsers 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Remote Access: Who Cares About the Box? The box matters less less. It is simply a channel.
"used to dream of 20 iBooks...All connected...Now I have 2 old desktops, 1 Asus Eee (10 coming), 8 students own laptops...Dell, Gateway, Toshiba & Sony...2 students who realize they can use new iPods as more then containers for music."
classroom  schools  technology  1to1  laptops  diversity  platformagnostic  online  internet  ipod  ipodtouch  touch  anymeans  teaching  learning  students  classrooms  1:1 
january 2008 by robertogreco

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