See also: boundary object

Digital Contact Languages

Contact Language: broadly speaking, this language served to facilitate collaboration across the groups it interconnected.

The rise of the Kindle points out that even the concept of a link—a “uniform resource locator,” or URL—is under great stress. Since Kindle books don’t live on the World Wide Web, there’s no URL pointing to a particular page or passage of them. The same goes for content within any number of mobile apps, leaving people to trade screenshots—or, as The Atlantic’s Kaitlyn Tiffany put it, “the gremlins of the internet”—as a way of conveying content.

CID is a form of universal contact language