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Author Stajano, Frank ♦ Jones, Alan
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract The thin client paradigm aims to give users access to central resources through inexpensive and easily deployed computing systems. But, however "thin" the client hardware, mobile users in the field still have the burden of carrying it. To alleviate this problem, we decided to adopt as our client a piece of hardware that many mobile users already carry with them anyway: the cellphone. This paper presents our experience in researching, implementing, deploying and using a system whereby users, wherever they are, can query and control their personalised computing resources and services by typing short messages on the keypad of their cellphone. Our system has been deployed and in use for over a year and has given us valuable insights on how to design and build a personal information service.
Description Affiliation: University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, New Museums Site, Cambridge, UK (Jones, Alan) || Olivetti and Oracle Research Laboratory, Cambridge, UK and University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, New Museums Site, Cambridge, UK (Stajano, Frank)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-07-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MOCO)
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 4
Page Count 8
Starting Page 46
Ending Page 53


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Source: ACM Digital Library