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Everyware will appear differently in different places: that is, there is and will be no one continuum of adoption.

Remember our first thesis, that there are many ubiquitous computings? This is never truer than in the sense that everyware will prove to be different, in fundamental and important ways, in every separate cultural context in which it appears. In fact, the most basic assumptions as to what constitutes ubiquitous computing can differ from place to place.

An old Taoist proverb asks whether it is wiser to pave the world in soft leather or simply find yourself a nice comfortable pair of shoes. Along similar lines, some question ...

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