A smartphone means never having to plan in advance.
Don’t know the restaurant’s address? It’ll be in Google maps. Not sure when that meeting is scheduled for? You can check the calendar later. If it’s not there, you’ll find it somewhere in your email.
So here’s my Election Day prediction: A net increase of at least five minutes waiting time per 100 people passing through a voting booth as someone researches county sheriff candidates or a local ballot initiative at the very, very last minute.
Joseph Marks covers government technology issues, social media, Gov 2.0 and global Internet freedom for Nextgov. He previously reported on federal litigation and legal policy for Law360 and on local, state and regional issues for two Midwestern newspapers. He also interned for Congressional Quarterly’s Homeland Security section and the Associated Press’s Jerusalem Bureau. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown.