Original Papers on Calm Technology

The following is a short list of papers that cover aspects of Calm Technology and Ubiquitous Computing.

These papers encapsulate a great deal of thinking about the future of computing. Many are far ahead of their time.

Ubiquitous computing is roughly the opposite of virtual reality. Where virtual reality puts people inside a computer-generated world, ubiquitous computing forces the computer to live out here in the world with people.


-Mark Weiser

 

1996

Open House. Mark Weiser. ITP Review 2.0. March 1996.

The Coming Age of Calm Technology. Mark Weiser and John Seely Brown. Xerox PARC, October 5, 1996.


1995

Designing Calm Technology. Mark Weiser and John Seely Brown, 1995.

The Technologist's Responsibilities and Social Change. Mark Weiser. Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine, V2N4. April 1, 1995.


1994

The World is Not a Desktop. Mark Weiser. Interactions. January 1994.


1993

Some Computer Science Problems in Ubiquitous Computing. Mark Weiser. Communications of the ACM, July 1993.


1991

The Computer for the 21st Century, Mark Weiser.


1989

The Portable Common Runtime Approach to Interoperability. Mark Weiser, Alan Demers, and Carl Hauser. ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, December 1989.