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Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield

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images Thesis 51

The precise shape of everyware is contingent on the decisions made by designers, regulators, and markets of empowered buyers. The greater mass of people exposed to such systems are likely to have relatively little say in their composition.

If societies are afforded some leeway in choosing just how a particular technology appears, what does history tell us about how this process has played out in the recent past?

Societies, as it happens, turn their backs on technologies all the time, even some that seem to be at the very cusp of their accession to prominence. Citizen initiatives have significantly shaped the emergence—and the commercial ...

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