W4 - The Wireless World Wide Web

  title={W4 - The Wireless World Wide Web},
  author={Joel F. Bartlett},
  journal={1994 First Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications},
  • J. Bartlett
  • Published 8 December 1994
  • Computer Science
  • 1994 First Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications
In order to separate promises from practice in PDAs and wireless communications, we decided to try to build a wireless PDA-based client to access the World Wide Web. This paper describes our design choices and experience with W4. the Wireless WorldWide Web. 

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