Mobile World

Past, Present and Future

By Lynne Hamill , Amparo Lasen

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8523-3825-1
  • 228 Pages
  • User Level: Professionals
  • Publication Date: January 20, 2006
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $89.95
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This book brings together the perspectives of key researchers to explore lessons on social shaping, examining what can be learned from the adoption of mobile devices that can be applied to other, newer, digital technologies. Forecasting the impact of new technology is always difficult. Occasionally demand is underestimated, but more often it is overestimated, & at great cost. Digital technology is unlike anything that has gone before, making it particularly difficult to understand its implications for businesses, public services & society in general. By looking at what has happened in the past & now, & offering methods of using this knowledge to look forward, this book will contribute to reducing expensive forecasting errors in the future. Key reading for all those involved with the future of mobile communications, this book is a valuable resource, particularly for advanced undergraduates & postgraduates on Mobile Technology courses, practitioners, & researchers working in mobile communications, CSCW & HCI.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. Mobile Telephony: Realising the Dream of Ideal Communication?
  3. History Repeating? A Comparison of the Launch and Uses of Fixed and Mobile Phones.
  4. Kids will be Kids: The Role of Mobiles in Teenage Life.
  5. A SMS History.
  6. Emotional Attachment to Mobile Phones: An Extraordinary Relationship.
  7. Textmates and Text Circles: Insights into the Social Ecology of SMS Text Messaging.
  8. An Evaluation of PDAs as Workplace Tools: An Activity Theory Perspective.
  9. Different Directions in the Mobile Internet: Analysing Mobile Internet Services in Japan and Europe.
  10. Context Perspectives for Scenarios and Research Development in Mobile Systems.
  11. Instant Messaging and Presence Services: Mobile Future, CSCW and Ethnography.
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