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Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield

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The necessary bridges between atoms and bits already exist.

Like a leitmotif, one idea has been woven through this book from its very beginning, popping to the surface in many places and in many ways: The logic of everyware is total. Whether anyone consciously intended it to be this way or not, this is a technology with the potential to sweep every person, object and place in the world into its ambit.

Obviously, though, and for a variety of good reasons, not everything in the world can or should have the necessary instrumentation built into it at design time. Sometimes we'd like to account for something built before everyware was ever ...

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