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Afterword: What the Author Thinks

Nayan B. Ruparelia.

in Cloud Computing

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Programming Languages. 1572 words.

This chapter discusses some economic, moral, and social issues that technology, IT, and especially cloud computing bring up. Many of these issues are intractable, and this chapter’s...

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Cloud Computing

Nayan B. Ruparelia.

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Programming Languages. 280 pages.

Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to non-technologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply...

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Cloud Computing: A Paradigm Shift?

Nayan B. Ruparelia.

in Cloud Computing

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Programming Languages. 3006 words.

This chapter addresses the following questions: Why cloud computing? What is so special about cloud computing? How will it affect you, your work, and our society? Just as Microsoft Windows...

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Contextualizing Ubiquitous Computing

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell.

in Divining a Digital Future

April 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Programming Languages. 14488 words.

This chapter begins with a discussion of Weiser’s classic article in Scientific American (1991) that laid the foundations for a research program in ubicomp, then turning its attention to...

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Divining a Digital Future

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell.

April 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Programming Languages. 264 pages.

Ubiquitous computing (or ubicomp) is the label for a “third wave” of computing technologies. Following the eras of the mainframe computer and the desktop PC, it is characterized by small...

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Domesticity and Its Discontents

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell.

in Divining a Digital Future

April 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Programming Languages. 9586 words.

This chapter examines the interplay between technology and the home’s social and moral organization, focusing on the fact that “the home” is a highly variable cultural object, in physical,...

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Future Outlook

Nayan B. Ruparelia.

in Cloud Computing

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Programming Languages. 1834 words.

Cloud computing is an enabling technology for automation and abstraction. This places it in a unique position to effect paradigm shifts related to your work, society, and life. This chapter...

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Introduction

Nayan B. Ruparelia.

in Cloud Computing

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Programming Languages. 3888 words.

What is the optimum investment required to provide computational resources? Since demand for computing varies, businesses face a dilemma: if they under-invest, then business suffers; if...

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Introduction: The Myth and Mess of Ubiquitous Computing

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell.

in Divining a Digital Future

April 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Programming Languages. 2245 words.

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to examine the process of “divining a digital future.” Taking ubicomp to be at once a technological and an imaginative...

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Making Room for the Social and Cultural

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell.

in Divining a Digital Future

April 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Programming Languages. 6335 words.

This chapter focuses on the social and cultural aspects of ubicomp. It explores the tensions between two competing notions of culture—one rooted in contemporary ethnographic and critical...

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