January 26, 2006


I'm looking forward to Adam Greenfield's forthcoming book Everyware. Mark the date, February 17, 2006, and be there. In the meanwhile, have a read of this nice interview with Adam.

Ubicomp is far more than “smart” objects, which might be best regarded as a symptom of a deeper paradigm just now unfolding. For me, it’s fundamentally about the surfacing of information that has always been latent in our lives; pattern recognition and machine inference based on large amounts of such information; and about the domain and scale of technical mediation contemplated - both wider and narrower, higher and lower than has been the case previously.

Mmm, mmm, good. And hey Alex, don't you think "everyware" is a pretty decent word, post-cyberspace-wise? I can almost, almost imagine a Gibson book by that name. On second thought, it would be a no-brainer for Rucker. Eh, never mind, Adam has beat them both tuit.

Posted by Gene at January 26, 2006 11:59 PM