Smith, S M (2004) Information mobility: the behavioural technoscape. Working Paper. Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Lancaster University.
The convergence of new and old technologies is not only changing the way we communicate but is influencing the mobility and speed of information exchange as well as the devices and users themselves. This paper will address the relationship between humans and technology (especially communication devices and the technologies which enable them to be connected) and the mobility of information between people and devices. This combination, I argue, is not separable and that humans render technology as part of the 'social' rather than part of the 'technical' in which they are normally positioned. Technologies influence behaviour and humans influence how technologies are used, this combination of technology, users and mobility of information between them, I propose, forms a behavioural 'technoscape'.
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