5 thoughts on “Everyware

  1. This book has a strong focus on the human side of new-fangled technology, which makes it refreshingly different than most books about the subject.

    The only thing I didn’t like about this book is that the extremely short chapters made the book feel very long. It was almost like reading a series of blog posts about ubiquitous computing, though a series of very well written and carefully ordered blog posts.

    As a designer, the last section was the most relevant and interesting, about the ways everywar

  2. This enlightening book actually deserves more than five stars. Funny thing — I did a search on Goodreads and some people actually gave it one or two stars. Don’t know what they were thinking. One of the greatest aspects of the book is that it takes a complex topic (how computers are migrating away from the desktop and becoming integrated into everyday objects, as well as becoming more intuitive to use) and explains it insightfully and in an easy-to-understand fashion. No jargon. No gobbledygook

  3. Excellent discussion of the origins of ubiquitous computing, current state of the art (as of 2005), where it might be headed and potential issues and design principles. A must-read, not only in terms of ubiquitous computing, but as an examplar of writings on the social use of technology and as a source of potential design principles for Web 2.0 app developers.

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