Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing


book cover
Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing
By Adam Greenfield
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Publisher: New Riders
Pub Date: March 10, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-38401-6
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-38401-0
Pages: 272
 



Table of Contents  | Index
overview

From the RFID tags now embedded in everything from soda cans to the family pet, to smart buildings that subtly adapt to the changing flow of visitors, to gestural interfaces like the ones seen in Minority Report, computing no longer looks much like it used to. Increasingly invisible but present everywhere in our lives, it has moved off the desktop and out into everyday lifeaffecting almost every one of us, whether we're entirely aware of it or not. Author Adam Greenfield calls this ubiquitous computing "everyware." In a uniquely engaging approach to this complex topic, Greenfield explains how such "information processing dissolving in behavior" is reshaping our lives; brief, aphoristic chapters explore the technologies, practices, and innovations that make everyware so powerful and seem so inevitable. If you've ever sensed both the promise of the next computing, and the challenges it represents for all of us, this is the book for you. "Everyware" aims to gives its reader the tools to understand the next computing, and make the kind of wise decisions that will shape its emergence in ways that support the best that is in us.



book cover
Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing
By Adam Greenfield
...............................................
Publisher: New Riders
Pub Date: March 10, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-38401-6
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-38401-0
Pages: 272
 



Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Introduction
      1.
      2.
      3.
      4.
      A Note On Everyware
   Section 1.  What is Everyware?
      Thesis 01
      Thesis 02
      Thesis 03
      Thesis 04
      Thesis 05
      Thesis 06
      Thesis 07
      Thesis 08
   Section 2.  How is Everyware Different from What We're Used to?
      Thesis 09
      Thesis 10
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      Thesis 17
      Thesis 18
      Thesis 19
      Thesis 20
      Thesis 21
      Thesis 22
      Thesis 23
   Section 3.  What's Driving the Emergence of Everyware?
      Thesis 24
      Thesis 25
      Thesis 26
      Thesis 27
      Thesis 28
      Thesis 29
      Thesis 30
      Thesis 31
      Thesis 32
      Thesis 33
   Section 4.  What are the Issues We Need to be Aware of?
      Thesis 34
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      Thesis 46
   Section 5.  Who Gets to Determine the Shape of Everyware?
      Thesis 47
      Thesis 48
      Thesis 49
      Thesis 50
      Thesis 51
   Section 6.  When Do We Need to Begin Preparing for Everyware?
      Thesis 52
      Thesis 53
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      Thesis 69
   Section 7.  How might We Safeguard Our Prerogatives in an Everyware World?
      Thesis 70
      Thesis 71
      Thesis 72
      Thesis 73
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      Thesis 76
      Thesis 77
      Thesis 78
      Thesis 79
      Thesis 80
      Thesis 81
   Conclusion
      Always Crashing in the Same Car
   Acknowledgments
   Index