Why I Hate Palmtops

Michael Rose rose at tele.dtu.dk
Sat Nov 27 16:15:39 GMT 1999

rev-bob asks:
>Hence, I'm asking what I thought would be a really simple question - 
>"What am I not
>getting?"  What sort of people *do* want to access the Web through a 
>tiny cellphone

It might be helpful to turn your question around to "What net-based 
information do I want to access through my small mobile device?"

weather and traffic forecasts, the address of that meeting in my 
Web-based calendar which I forgot to write down.....I don't want to 
surf or pull up Web pages, I want simple pieces of information that 
have been updated since I was last on a computer or which I forgot to 
stuff into my brain before I shut it down (the computer, not my 




Michael Rose
Center for Tele-Information,    Technical University of Denmark
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Multimedia in the Home - http://mmhome.cit.dk
'and what is the use of a computer' thought Alice 'without pictures
or conversation'               with apologies to Lewis Carroll

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