Mari Matsunagas book on iMode now in English
Tue, 16 Oct 2001 13:22:01 +0900
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As you may know, iMode has been one of the biggest successes in the
history of computing (from 0 to 27 million users in 2.5 years). Mari
Matsunaga, the mother of iMode, wrote a book which came about a year ago
about how she fought and thought when she put together the iMode
service. Although being Japanese, she is unfailingly polite.
It is a really interesting book, because it shows how very Japanese the
thinking behind the service is (and possibly how hard it will be to
translate to other countries). Also, it must be one of the first
(documented) skunkworks in Japan.
It is published by a Singapore comic book publisher (!), see
http://www.chuangyi.com.sg/misc/i-mode.html. It does not seem to be
available in Amazon neither in the UK nor US. If you are really
desperate in getting one, send me a private email and we will see what I
Johan Hjelm, Senior Specialist
Ericsson Research Japan
Read more about my recent book
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