Jul 052012
 

+Jeff Jarvis proposes to call this thing “handy”.

As +Volker Weber puts it in his post: “Been there, done that, Germany.”
“Please switch your handys off” – I once used this pseudo-anglicism as a conference speaker in U.S. only to get a completely puzzled audience. 😉

Nevertheless I rather propose to name it:
“A personal assistant or personal aide (PA)”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_assistant

This “thing” is named by the job it fulfills. Drop the digital as it takes over from the human representatives.

History repeats: Human Computer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_computer

You find other suggestions as comments to Jeff’s original post:
https://plus.google.com/u/1/105076678694475690385/posts/cf1nj13dsnH

[Originally posted on Google+]