Computing in the Home


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?”


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