Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

Convergence: iTunes and Cell Phones, iPod nano

Convergence of media refers to the ongoing process in which “multiple products come together to form one product with the advantages of all of them.”

Apple and Cingular announced yesterday a new mobile phone that integrates iTunes. This is media convergence personified. I have been looking forward to the day when I can carry a single electronic device that is my iPod, my cell phone, and my PDA. My Motorola V551 comes close, without the iPod functionality.

The announcement of the iPod Nano continues the same trends we are seeing elsewhere in technology: smaller, more powerful, less expensive. And is any other company producing anything that can compare with the elegance of this design? Kudos again to Jonathan Ives and his design team at Apple!