When asked what his father would have said about moblogging, Eric McLuhan replied that,
Prophetically, moblogging complements Marshall McLuhan's decades-old notion that, "One of the paradoxical features of substituting software information for hardware machinery is total decentralization.
The question and its answer appeared in his moblogging site "The Feature.
More importantly, Outing points out a distinctive aspect of moblogging, namely that it has created a:
The key element about moblogging and its visually challenged counterpart blogging is that these new media fulfill a McLuhan insight, namely that electronic media decentralize both information and communication.
With moblogging and blogging, more and more media-savvy individuals like the above-mentioned "Smart Mobs" and "Citizen Journalists" can be roused from this self-protective numbing.
Trott said the integrated moblogging service will also be available to users of Six Apart's other weblogging product, Movable Type, which is a highly customizable server-based weblog publishing system used by many corporations, pundits and presidential candidates for their weblogs.
In addition, Six Apart also demonstrated a beta version of its client for the Handspring Treo 600, the first of several mobile clients that will be available for or integrated into a broad range of PDAs, cell phones and smart phones, making moblogging an even simpler, one-click operation.