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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…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • 2005
  • Seitenzahl: 218
  • Erscheinungstermin: August 2005
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 228mm x 158mm x 11mm
  • Gewicht: 334g
  • ISBN-13: 9781852338251
  • ISBN-10: 1852338253
  • Artikelnr.: 14760216
Autorenporträt
Lynne Hamill, University of Surrey, UK / Amparo Lasen, University of Surrey, UK
Inhaltsangabe
- Introduction
- Mobile Telephony: Realising the Dream of Ideal Communication?- History Repeating? A Comparison of the Launch and Uses of Fixed and Mobile Phones
- Kids will be Kids: The Role of Mobiles in Teenage Life
- A SMS History
- Emotional Attachment to Mobile Phones: An Extraordinary Relationship
- Textmates and Text Circles: Insights into the Social Ecology of SMS Text Messaging
- An Evaluation of PDAs as Workplace Tools: An Activity Theory Perspective
- Different Directions in the Mobile Internet: Analysing Mobile Internet Services in Japan and Europe
- Context Perspectives for Scenarios and Research Development in Mobile Systems
- Instant Messaging and Presence Services: Mobile Future, CSCW and Ethnography.
Rezensionen
"Now almost everyone in the developed world has a mobile phone and these have revolutionised how people communicate with each other and how people now live and work. This book seeks to identify and study some of the milestones in attitudes and technology that are leading to new methods of communicating, texting, gaming and messaging. These words even 10 years ago wouldn't have featured in the lexicon of mobile communication. The steep changes brought about by mobile communications have led the authors to contrast the past with today's world and to glimpse into the future."

Steve Hearnden, Telecommunications Consultant

"This book presents a rich insight into how and why the mobile has become so important in today's society. It explores the strong emotional attachment that people have to these devices, and argues that it is people and not the technology that developers must put at the heart of future mobile offerings. A valuable book for industry and academics alike."

Dr Phil Gosset, Vodafone Group R&D