domingo, 5 de outubro de 2008

New books!

My books finally arrived!

book covers

I’m almost embarrassed to say that I have never read Adam Greenfield’s Everyware before – it has been on my ‘wish list’ for ages! But I guess is still time to catch up with this “almost-classic” book about ubiquitous computing. The interesting thing about it is that it was written by a designer, so it brings users to the center of the discussion. It’s not a “techie” book about ubicomp.

And that’s also an interesting thing about Thackara’s In the Bubble. It’s more about people, not technology. It’s about how the advances in technology are affecting our lives. To quote the book:

We’re filling up the world with technology and devices, but we’ve lost sight of an important question: What is this stuff for? What value does it add to our lives?

Now, I only have to find time to read them!

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  1. Nice. I’ll check it. I recently got
    1. Honest Signals by Sandy Pentland
    and
    2. Design Discourse edited by Victor Margolin.

    I Started to read honest signals but I decided to check an isotype stuff in the second book.

    Congrats for your books!!!
    Saludos desde México.

    Tzek
    domingo, 5 de outubro de 2008
    15:22
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