When the phone rang, Jack was driving home from work on a busy Los Angeles highway.
Jack heard the voice of his boss through the car speaker system. ”Please come to my office as fast as you can. I have group of potential customers and we urgently need your advice in person. I know that you are on the road probably going home, but this is important!”
The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) community could use its proven capabilities and imagination to do some valuable work in this post-PC world (mobile, social, location, real time, and yes, also computers). The success of this community in innovating & advancing this new world should depend on learning the use of these new media and provisions (i.e., by using them personally) and on how much we can free ourselves from the chains of the old world.