Posts Tagged ‘definition’

Convergence, a defintion

I’ve been struggling to define exactly what “convergence” means in today’s wired world. I think I’ve found the best definition yet.

Convergence is sometimes viewed as the consolidation of multiple technologies towards a singular uber-device. I prefer to define convergence as the tendency of technologies, as they grow in complexity and scope, to overlap (and consolidate) functions. Convergence therefore refers to a trend wherein devices and functions take on commonly shared traits, but this doesn’t mean that this trend ultimately ends with a single multifunctional mega-device, no matter how cool and ‘mad scientist’ that might sound.

The article goes on to describe “7 considerations for convergence”. An excellent read.

Intuitive: definition

In his thoughtful article, Intuition, pleasure, and gestures, Jonathan Korman of Cooper crafts the most elegant definition of the word “intuitive” I have ever come across:

Intuitive: Easy to explain, powerful in its implications, impossible to forget.