Widgets as Personalised Mini-Portals

Widgets as Personalised Mini-Portals

Con Nikakis (Victoria University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 4
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch195
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Abstract

Wikipedia (Wikipedia, 2006) describes the term widget as a “... general purpose term, or placeholder name, for any unspecified device, including those that have not yet been invented” (Widgets, 2006) with the origin of the term attributed to the 1924 play “Beggar on Horseback,” by George Kaufman and Marc Connelly (Kaufman & Connelly, 1924), where it was used to describe a product manufactured by one of the characters.

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