Issue No.01 - January/February (2005 vol.9)
Craig W. Thompson , Unviersity of Arkansas
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2005.22
What if things (initially devices, but maybe things in general, including pets, places, and even abstractions) were smarter, easier to use, could diagnose their own problems, present different interfaces to different people, and communicate with each other--all seamlessly, without our having to learn much to install, use, or repair them? Could it be we are wasting a lot of time accommodating our devices while they should be accommodating us?
smart devices, device interfaces
Craig W. Thompson, "Smart Devices and Soft Controllers", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.9, no. 1, pp. 82-85, January/February 2005, doi:10.1109/MIC.2005.22