Writing for the iPhone Generation

Recently I saw this infographic on the trends with smart phones (click link to view the whole thing). And after seeing it, it’s easy to believe our computing life will be much different in five years. The question on my mind is how I should write for those who will do everything data-related on their smart phone?

In my latest project, a near-future update to G.K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday, I’m trying to project what technology will look like in 15 years. My guess is that we will be so integrated with our smartphones they will seem like a natural extension of us. If that is the case, will the simple written word be enough for this next phase of digital society? In five or ten years will novels require multimedia enhancements? Will video be required? Will audio effects be needed to make the written word palatable?

That’s what I’m wondering about today… what do you think?

EDC

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About EDC

EDC is an award-winning author with a passion for telling imaginative stories resonating with universal truths. His latest novel, Runaway, is a futuristic action/adventure inspired by the book of Philemon. EDC was born in Georgia, growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, where he now lives with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Emma. Besides writing and being employed as an analyst in the airline industry, he has worked as a volunteer with youth, church planting, and Compassion International. He enjoys landscape gardening, listening to alternative rock, and playing the swordfight game on Wii Sports Resort.
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2 Responses to Writing for the iPhone Generation

  1. I think you are right. We are becoming a media rich / media driven society. But I believe that has to do a lot with our conditioning, upbringing and the vast supply of available information. Still, there is magic in the written word, and I’m convinced some readers will want to use their imagination to experience the story and make it their own.

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