Friday, September 17, 2004

Resource update - the next frontier of presence?

With all of this M&A activity surrounding presence-based functionality, it's interesting to contemplate what the next step is. There's some interesting work going on at Carnegie-Mellon and MIT on the issue of context-aware mobile phones, which can be viewed here (includes interesting graphics, academic paper and demonstration video) and here The current designs are cumbersome, but the concept in application would enrich the whole presence proposition tremendously, whether fixed or wireless.

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