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Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield

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images Thesis 80

The principles we've enunciated can be meaningfully asserted through voluntary compliance.

One of the obvious difficulties with any set of principles such as the ones we've been discussing concerns the matter of compliance—or, looked at another way, enforcement.

Can developers working on everyware reasonably be expected to police themselves, to spend the extra time and effort necessary to ensure that the systems they produce do not harm or unduly embarrass us, waste our time, or otherwise infringe on our prerogatives?

Will such guidelines simply be bypassed, going unobserved for the usual gamut of reasons, from ignorance to incompetence ...

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