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.


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.


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.