Post: The Refugee as a User Segment: Ideas for Mobile Services, by Rachel Hinman. Adaptive Path Blog, 1 June 2008.

Intriguing, particularly the bit about ā€œproducts and services designed for emergency situations have proven boons for innovation because they approach the problem from a non-market-centric mindset.ā€ Mobile connectivity is slowly but surely changing everything.

Related (and fascinating in its own right): Nokia researcher Jan Chipchaseā€™s TED presentation, Our cell phones, ourselves.