Myth of the big screen

Myth of the big screen

Strangely, Network Computing is seen as a failed technology which never happened. Well I would argue that it did but we call them PDAs and WAP Cell Phones, and Information Appliances.
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In order to design effective small wireless devices, you have to understand people. The devices are by their very nature Modal devices. So you are stuck with a modal design. In order to solve the puzzle you have to figure out which modes will best suit your Users. Screen size has nothing to do with it.
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The point here is that a heterogenous set of modal devices used appropriately and designed for how people live will always be better than a single general purpose device.

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