The Inside Text

The Inside Text

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SMS or Text is one of the most popular forms of messaging. Yet, despite its immense popularity, SMS has remained unexamined by science. Not only that, but the commercial organisations, who have been forced to offer SMS by a demanding public, have had very little idea why it has been successful. Indeed, they have, until very recently, planned to replace SMS with other messaging services such as MMS. This book is the first to bring together scientific studies into the values that a€˜textinga€™ provides, examining both cultural variation in countries as different as the Philippines and Germany, as well as the differences between SMS and other communications channels like Instant Messaging and the traditional letter. It presents usability and design research which explores how SMS will evolve and what is likely to be the pattern of person-to-person messaging in the future. In short, The Inside Text is a fundamental resource for anyone interested in mobile communications at the start of the 21st Century.Being in the field means having to be at several different locations outside the control room e.g. the car or the boiler room at a school. ... The SMS alarm, which we have described in this chapter, is a first step in making information from the building automation systems available ... For example they are looking into the possibilities of using PDAs to store information about buildings, manuals for correctinganbsp;...

Title:The Inside Text
Author:R. Harper, L. Palen, A. Taylor
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2005-03-21


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