tomw99 at fastmail.fm
Thu Apr 29 09:02:57 EST 2004
At 4/23/2004 03:37 PM, you wrote:
>>This week on ABC Radio National's investigative documentary program
>>Background Briefing ... Mutating Mobiles ...
The streaming audio is at
transcript will be out Thursday at
This was one of the few Background Briefings where I didn't have the urge
to throw the radio out the window. There was a lot of hype, but also the
sense of people discovering new things to do with the technology. However,
I suspect we are in for a repeat of history with worries over viruses, Spam
and censorship on intelligent mobile phones.
One the positive side I don't expect my ANU web design students will have
much difficulty designing web pages for mobile phones
<http://www.tomw.net.au/2004/wd/index.html#udf>. I hope they then go on to
write software to do this automatically.
ps: Has anyone seen a web terminal for a mobile phone? This would be like
the ICL OPD/Telecom Computerphone)
<http://www.forbes.com/home/2003/07/14/cx_al_0714tentech.html>, or Audrey
<http://www.cnn.com/2000/CAREER/goodgadgetry/12/27/audrey/>, but use a
mobile phone for its network interface. Mobile phone users are used to
sub-QVGA screens and numeric keyboards, so even a VGA screen and
sub-notebook keyboard would look like luxury to them.
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