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Recently, the interaction between humans and mobile computers, as a part of the broader problem of

technology use in Human-Computer studies, has received some research attention. Researchers have

explained mobile technology use in terms rhythms, negotiation, contextual influences and boundary

control. However, these explanations do not exude sufficient cognitive accounts of mobile technology use.

To supplement existing explanations, the use of mobile computers is explained in terms of the historical

epistemology of perception. In this epistemology, perception is deemed as a mode of human action that is

endowed with goal-orientation and teleological consciousness. A cognitive-based explanation of mobile

technology use will enhance our understanding of the mediating role of technology representations and of

how human mobility and mobile work filter these representations in mobile computing. The explanations

provide guidelines for research, design and integration of mobile technologies in mobile activities.