Computing in the Home

Reading:

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~kraut/RKraut.site.files/articles/frohlich03-SocialContextofHomeComputing.pdf

This is a good read. Some notes:

(a) TVs, radios, and telephones are all subsets of “technology”. These labels make it possible to ask questions like: “Does television bring a family together or push it apart?”

The same can be said about the “PC”. But, once you break computing out into little pieces: web-refridgerator, toaster-alarm, bed-network, media center, game console, IM teddybear… Are you allowed to still ask if “Computing brings families together or push them apart?”

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under CHI, cscw, HCI, Home

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s