Movirtu’s “cloud phone” connects Third World users

Why is a mobile phone number tied to a SIM card (and often a device) rather than a person? My sister lives in Brooklyn but has never owned a mobile phone (she still has an answering machine like in Sex and the City). However, she does have a habit of borrowing other people’s phones.

Frog Design’s Jan Chipchase on how the poor can least afford bad design

You could call Jan Chipchase the Indiana Jones of product design. He lives in Shanghai, has a Japanese wife and just returned from a research trip in the north of Uganda, an area recently controlled by the notorious military group the¬†Lord’s Resistance army.