Front:
 _________
|         |
| (O)     |
|         |
|     []  |
|         |
| (*)     |
|         |
|_________|
   \___/

Back:
 _________
|   ___   |
|  /   \  |
|  |(M)|  |
|  |   |  |
|  |   |  |
|  |   |  |
|  |   |  |
|__|   |__|
   \___/

Top:
 ___________
|69*555-1212|

Uhh...sorry about that.

Motorola's current product line of one-way numeric pagers:
LS750
Message slots: 50
Alerts: 7
Vibrate: Yes

LS550
Message slots: 40
Alerts: 5
Vibrate: Yes

LS350
Message slots: 30
Alerts: 3
Vibrate: Yes

Talkabout T10

Message slots: 20
Alerts: 8
Vibrate: Yes, and Vibra Call and Silent

BR850
Message slots: 60
Alerts: 7
Vibrate: Yes

Alright, yeah, I'm sick. Thanks.
Small device designed to induce beepilepsy in its carrier. Equipped with a context-detecting sensors, it has triggers tuned to many types of situations causing the maximum impact on the bearer:
Public annoyance: Movie theater, opera, seminars.
Private annoyance: Favorite TV show,sex
Material risk: Holding a precious Ming vase, repairing sensitive fragile things
Personal risk: driving a vehicle - by attracting attention away from the road

A program that accepts a stream of input at one end and then displays it to the user in a scroll-locked format out the other end -- i.e. it separates the stream of text into 'pages' (screenfuls), hence it's called a pager.

You can see a pager at work by piping a process' output into it. A good demonstration under *nix systems would be "ls -R / | less", where 'less' it is the pager program being used. Under MS-DOS systems, you can do similar by "dir \ /s | more" where 'more' is the pager program.

In some windowing environments more the "area" on which windows can be placed is larger than the physical size of the screen. In such environments, a "pager" to show where on the "virtual" desktop each window can be found.

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