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Design and Implementation of Mobile Electronic Memos: A Tool to Capture and Share Information in Mobile Environments

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Executive Summary

This paper introduces "MEMs" (Mobile Electronic Memos). MEMs are electronic notes consisting of a data structure associated with a specific class of information (e.g. information describing a location, a person, a service, or a Web site), and meta-information, used for management. Users can automatically capture MEMs from the environment or from other services, store them for future use, share them with other users and send them as input to other services and applications. With MEMs, users can drastically reduce the amount of information they have to input manually. MEMs should be seen as an extension of the traditional clipboard, a uniform mechanism allowing users to store output from one service and provide it to other services.

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