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Re: Revised proposal
On Tue, Sep 17, 2002 at 04:38:17PM -0500, Shannon J. Clark wrote:
> As the lines between cell phones, PDAs, pocket computers, and laptops grow
> increasingly meaningless I think we are wise to assume that current "small"
> devices may already need to do tasks we mostly envisioned only "fat" clients
> doing (like attaching files).
I don't know how things work in the US, but here in Europe odds are
all parts are (at least partly) under control of a service provider.
If the service provider is going to use a limited CS, it's very
reasonable to expect it would also have an external store (be it
FTP, HTTP, WebDAV, IMAP, etc) _AND_ the cell phone would know how
to use it to its advantage. This is useful not only to a CUA -
think automatic slideshow of the pictures you take, etc...
So I guess I agree with you, but I think "small" devices will still
need external assistance to work optimally.
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