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Small Displays

December 11th, 2006 · No Comments

Greg Linden writes:

Much of the UI effort in mobile focuses on the hard problem of picking what information to display on tiny screens. Many of the mobile search startups are focused on this problem exclusively, but the solutions are unsatisfactory.

When I look at this problem and the effort going into it, I wonder if we are just a couple years away from a hardware solution that makes much of it obsolete.

For example, I could imagine a small, monocular-like device that I hold up to my eye. Looking through this, I could see what would appear to be a massive screen covering most or all of my field of vision, not that much different than sitting 12″ away from a 20″ flat screen display.

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