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Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield

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images Thesis 71

We're not very good at doing "smart" yet, and we may never be.

After 230 pages in which we've explored the vast and sprawling terrain of everyware in a fair degree of detail, perhaps we would be safe in venturing some guesses about the deeper nature of its challenge.

At root, I see it this way: as a civilization, our production of high-technological artifacts does not yet display anything like the degree of insight, refinement and robustness that toolmakers, furniture artisans, and craftspeople have developed over the thousands of years of their collective endeavor. Our business practices and development methodologies, the complexity ...

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