Everyware, by Adam Greenfield

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The whole title of this book is Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing — it was recommended by Gen Kanai. It’s an interesting book — it’s divided up into maybe 100 very short Theses about ubicomp — what ubiquitous computing can & should be. Greenfield moves from the basics of what’s around us now, to what’s coming (and why it’s hard to tell), to how tricky it is to design experiences that work at all, to the ethics of how to design systems that are mostly hidden and will interact with each other on your behalf.

A lot of the content is stuff that I’ve thought about for a long time, but I may be unusual, having spent time at places like Apple’s research labs & such — i did find myself thinking about all the computing that’s in my house/life now — whether it’s in the obvious computer form like our laptops or less obvious like our phones & appliances.

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