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The Computer for the 21st Century

Mark Weiser

One-line summary: "Machines that fit the human environment, instead of forcing humans to enter theirs, will make using a computer as refreshing as taking a walk in the woods."

Overview/Main Points


Mobile computing represents a major paradigm shift, replete with new usage models and with technological and design difficulties to be conquered. This paper is prophetic; whether or not Mark Weiser's prophecies will be realized is anybodies guess, but the issues described in the paper are nonetheless central to the future of mobile computing.


This paper is more fiction than fact; Mark Weiser tells a great story, but readers should always keep in mind that it is merely a story.
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