Pervasive Computing and the Future of CSCW Systems

David Garlan

A Position Paper for the CSCW2000 Workshop on Software Architectures for Cooperative Systems, November, 2000.

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The use of largely isolated workstations and laptops as the primary carrier of personal computing is giving way to a world of pervasive computing populated by ubiquitous networks of heterogeneous computing and information facilities. In such a world the boundaries between a user’s personal computation space and other people’s is no longer well defined. As a result, collaboration becomes the dominant mode of computing – in essence, all systems become the basis for on-going computer-supported cooperative work.
Pervasive computing, CSCW systems

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