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The Secret Life of Notebooks
Keyword(s): laptops; mobile computing; networking; context awareness
Abstract: We describe the secret life of notebooks in the hands of mobile professionals who use them as desktop replacement machines. Usage logs reveal that there are four key contexts of use, each with their own separate requirements: desktop, meetings, home and travel. Dynamic detection of and adaptation to these contexts could enhance the value and usability of notebooks and their applications.
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