News: Smartphones for babies wanting to look at old web pages

1. "The smartphone’s role as constant companion, helper, coach, and guardian has only just begun...

Understanding that the crib is where the baby sleeps, the SmartPhone activates its sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) application and uses its built-in microphone, accelerometers, and other sensors to monitor little Tommy’s heartbeat and respiration. The “Baby Position” app analyzes the live video stream to ensure that Tommy does not flip over onto his stomach—a position that the medical journals still report contributes to SIDS. Of course, best practices in child rearing seem to change quickly, but Tom and Sara aren’t too worried about that because the NewBorn application suite updates itself with the latest medical findings. To lull Tommy to sleep, the SmartPhone 20.0 plays music, testing out a variety of selections and learning by observation which music is most soothing for this particular infant." [more]

Generation Smartphone 

2. "Technology and society: Amid the explosive growth of digital content on the internet, little thought has been given to preserving things for posterity. Will historians of the future wish that web pages had been preserved more carefully?" [more]

Lost in cyberspace