Signs Of The eFuture On The Street

All photos taken this morning, Saturday April 21, 2012. Resampled and resized to VGA, click any to enlarge.

Signs of us being tethered to technology are prevalent on the streets of New York City, if you just look. Here are some of them from today.

Placed right in the SOHO fashion district:

This next one I think might be for a trilogy of books (likely eBooks):

Dominating Chinatown’s Canal Street:



Filed under Digital Overthrow

4 responses to “Signs Of The eFuture On The Street

  1. I really don’t think you can say the ‘Trilogy’ one shows anything obviously related to technology. Maybe they really are eBooks, but there’s no outward sign of it. Or did I miss something?

    • mikecane

      It was a grab-and-go postcard, which I didn’t grab and go with (since it was the only one there, I didn’t want to ruin the free advertising). Not the first time I’ve seen books advertised on the street — and they’ve always been eBooks when you go look up the titles at Amazon.

      • Ok, I gave in. Actually, at Amazon it’s a paperback! Seems it was written by someone in Parkchester, so perhaps that explains the street advertising there.

        I objected to this being a sign of technology in our lives because there was no URL or mobile-readable code on the flyer, but maybe that was wrong. That there is nothing on the flyer means the only way to find out more is to do an Internet search, which means the advertiser assumes this will be the default behavior.

        In doing my search I was surprised to see that the book also appears to be available in Inda. Wonder what the story behind that is?

      • mikecane

        I didn’t look at the back of the card. Might have had an URL or QR Code on it.

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