Nov 242005

The Keynote address for ACM IE 2005, 23 November 2005, Sydney. By Mark Pesce with Angus Fraser
Mark PesceABSTRACT: The software design of the mobile telephone is poorly suited to its principle task, human social network management. The authors explore the evolving needs of the ‘swarm’ of network users, then speculatively redesign the mobile telephone as an active device, employing multiple communication modalities to radically improve the device’s ability to maintain and contribute to the user’s social network. Three use cases explore the user experience in a fully-realized system.
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Sydney 23rd November 2005
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Audio preparation by James Christopher Murty