Hypothesis: In five years we will look back at apps like Ding Dong, Snapchat, and Poke and understand them as important milestones on the journey towards a more ambient communication powered by contextually aware devices — the world that Paul conjures up in the TechCrunch article above.
Here's a recent piece on Ding Dong (siliconallee.com) (ht @Nick).
In it, the creator says things like...“you sometimes just don’t have time for it but you want to let someone know that you are thinking of them anyway,” and "we think there is a way to communicate missing."
What do you guys think? Is there a pattern in these emerging apps that helps to validate Paul's vision?