6780Re: [decentralization] Re: Mobility Architecture -- feedback
- Sep 4, 2004There's actually a range of new things showing up on the market. From
push-to-talk, over friend-finder, to mesh networking and, yes,
bluejacking. Vodafone has some interesting "slideware" (pardon-me,
Flash-ware) on their website as well. Intel Research in Berkeley does
interesting stuff as well (blogged about it at
What interests us (Joaquin and me) most is what impact these emerging
layers in the networking/communications stack have on software
architecture. E.g. the process of "create JAR, identify JDBC data
source, put on app server" does not really work any more ... so what
are the requirements that impact what the "new" architecture needs to
On Sep 3, 2004, at 0:18, Axel Peter Mustad wrote:
> Some mobile network providers offer services enabling users (x) to
> receive short messages from the network operator about where friends of
> x (y) are localized (if y beforehand accepted x being a friend). On the
> contrary, Motorola offered a few years back an integrated service in
> one of its mobilephone models, where users (x and y) where able
> (limited to a certain geographical range) to communicate using the
> mobile phone in a way similar as one uses walkie-talkies (private
> network). Now, if one combined such two services one would have P2P
> mobile phone systems as suggested below. To legitimize implementation
> of said combined service on a global scale, you could try to partner
> with a company Flextronis...
> Best wishes, Axel
> On Sep 3, 2004, at 3:31 AM, McMeikan, Andrew wrote:
>> One thing that is not covered is P2P with mobile devices, you seem
>> focused on client/server.
>> It would be nice to have a device that can oppourtunisticaly network
>> other devices providing a communication system that while slow should
>> provide a close to zero cost for message delivery.
>> Such a system would only be useful where the messages are not critical
>> where persistant contact paths exist its convienience and non-reliance
>> infrastructure would be beneficial.
>> Protocol would be of the form 'if you see person x let them know y',
>> of short messages and their destination could be broadcast with
>> checking the destination against previous contact paths. If free
>> allows the reciever could request the message on a best try basis. As
>> storage and unit use densities increase this method will work better.
>> cya, Andrew...
>>> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 19:30:20 -0700
>>> From: Johannes Ernst <jernst@...>
>>> Subject: Re: Mobility Architecture -- feedback?
>>> based on the server logs, I think quite a few of you seem to have
>>> looked at this paper since we posted it.
>>> But the feedback has been, shall we say, sparse. This is one of the
>>> highest-IQ mailing lists that I am aware of anywhere, with lots of
>>> people who have related experience (and opinions!). After
>>> all, mobile
>>> user behavior is about as decentralized as it gets -- and how to
>>> support such decentralized behavior is one of the core challenges of
>>> mobile software technology in my view.
>>> What can we do to challenge you so you will send e-mail and disagree
>>> with us on this paper? ;-)
>>> We are sincerely interested in your positive and negative
>>> feedback. Can
>>> we get some more?
>>> The URL again:
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