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The reconstruction of portable computers: On the flexibility of mobile computing in mobile activities

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dc.contributor.author Wiredu, Gamel O.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-22T14:38:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-22T14:38:35Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1193
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The remote distribution of contemporary activities has direct implications for the mobility of humans and associated actions. Remote distribution inherently entails parameters such as the mobility of individuals, artefacts, tasks and information; and potential conflicts between objective and personal motives of individuals. The interactions of these parameters bear directly on the range of mobile computing services derivable from the use of these artefacts. Based on an activity-theoretical perspective, this paper presents a discussion of the dynamics of mobile computing services through an analysis of the process of reconstruction of personal digital assistants (PDAs) in a mobility-saturated work-integrated learning project. Upon this analysis, I discuss the flexibility of mobile computing as a direct function of the reconstruction process and propose a conceptual framework for the analysis of flexible mobile computing in mobile activities. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IFIP Conference on Designing Ubiquitous Information Environments, Cleveland, Ohio;
dc.subject reconstruction en_US
dc.subject activity en_US
dc.subject flexibility en_US
dc.subject mobile computing en_US
dc.title The reconstruction of portable computers: On the flexibility of mobile computing in mobile activities en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI

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