Nick Bilton writes from Davos for The New York Times:
what has changed, I was told by dozens of people I spoke with, is technology’s infusion into every topic here.
Sessions on philanthropy, agriculture, social unrest, media and the economy were all full of digital banter. One attendee even told me that social media repeatedly came up during a discussion on religion.
It's true that many people have noticed over the past year that things have changed. It is much less socially acceptable to roll one's eyes at the mere mention of technology. When I've talked to groups of people in non-technology contexts (library trustee training sessions, for example), my mention that there are handouts avilable for downloading isn't greeted with the question about where to get printed copies.