New York City debuts its plan to become the world's leading digital city by turning old pay phones to new iPad-like smart screens to make Wi-Fi free and accessible to the public. Pay phones made it possible for individuals to connect for just a dime, once upon a time. Now the rich and homeless alike can connect for free within a 100-200 feet radius of a kiosk that is.
I wonder what kind of movie scenes and scripts will come of this new integration into our social and technocultural landscape.
Wish I was in NYC today to document these newly wired pay phones for my Public Pay Phone Project Book, which is coming out soon. My Stanford Professor in the Science, Technology and Society department, Michael Shanks, will be writing the foreword for it. To be released soon: