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Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield

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Everyware acts at the scale of the street and of public space in general.

At present, the most often-pursued applications of everyware at scales beyond the individual building concern wayfinding: knowing where in the world you are and how to get where you're going.

We've become familiar with the idea that dashboard navigation displays using the Global Positioning System (GPS) will help us figure these things out. But GPS is a line-of-sight system—you need to be visible to at least three satellites currently above the horizon in order for it to triangulate your position—so it doesn't work indoors, in tunnels, or in places where there's ...

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