Last week at SF Tech Sessions, Dave Winer showed me his new Blackberry device, and his many hacks that are going to make it easy to blog from a wireless handheld, or read RSS on the go.
Having over come the shock of seeing Dave with a Blackberry, it became clear that Dave is now going to spend a lot of time evangelizing the mobilization of the blogosphere. Sure there are a lot of tools out there, and I have written about some in the past, but no one gets attention like Dave.
Dave’s timing is pretty good. I think a lot of mobile phones are coming with big screens and keyboards (Nokia E61 and E62), that make it easy to blog. For more mainstream audiences, photoblogging is the way to go. There are a lot of great moblogging tools, especially on the Treo, Pocket PC and Symbian platforms. Shozu is one of my favorite tools.
But back to Dave… or should I say Mobile Dave!
Update: Kent Newsome joins the conversation, and discusses the merits of Blackberry as a wireless modem.
I think people are treating this Blackberry as a web surfing and blogging tool the way mountain climbers treat a mountain. They move right past the why and just start climbing. Because they can, because it’s cool, or because they’re bored. Or maybe so they can try to convince more people to use their mobile computing products.