Editor’s note: This story feels to me like a good metaphor for where we are at with technology and how it can help us. Much promise for the quantified self and health apps like Fitbits, but not a lot of evidence to say they are having the expected impact.
Editor’s note: Are we seeing a trend towards single-purpose apps? As this article says: ‘The age of the great “social network” is coming to an end. Consumers are now moving towards services that are much more focused. You don’t go to them to do everything “social”, you go to them to do one thing. The best of these services entice you to do that one thing over and over and over again.’ if that’s the case, what would learning related apps do specifically?