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Computers to-go: Onward to mobile computing

November 8, 2010 Leave a comment

What if you need to know what time the next bus is, NOW?

What if you need to know where the nearest grocery store is, NOW?

What if you’re waiting for an important email and can’t be at your computer, NOW?

The increasing demand for having things NOW has made mobile computing a popular solution to immediacy problems.

Cell phones and other hand-held mobile devices are inexpensive compared to traditional desktop computers, and much more portable than laptops.

Staying connected with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter is easy-peasy with any smartphone or similar device. For instant solutions to everyday problems or questions, having the answers literally in the palm of your hand is empowering. Can you think of uses for academic research?