Ubicomp

May 22, 2007 - lexicon / post-desktop / user interface

When the tech and the environment are no longer disambiguated. This is an ultimate boundary crossing for RelTech.

Ubiquitous computing (or “ubicomp”) is a post-desktop model of human-computer interaction in which information processing has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. As opposed to the desktop paradigm, in which a single user consciously engages a single device for a specialized purpose, someone “using” ubiquitous computing engages many computational devices and systems simultaneously, in the course of ordinary activities, and may not necessarily even be aware that they are doing so.

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