So what is it? "Handy" or "PA"?

+Jeff Jarvis proposes to call this thing "handy".
As +Volker Weber puts it: "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)"

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

History repeats: Human Computer

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Jeff Jarvis proposes to call this thing "handy". Been there, done that, Germany.
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