Issue No. 03 - March (2003 vol. 36)
Debashis Saha , Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta
Amitava Mukherjee , IBM Global Services, Calcutta
<p>Pervasive computing promises to make life simpler via digital environments that sense, adapt, and respond to human needs. Yet we still view computers as machines that run programs in a virtual environment. </p><p>Pervasive computing presumes a different vision. A device can be a portal into an application-data space, not just a repository of custom software a user must manage. An application is a means by which a user performs a task, not software written to exploit a device's capabilities. And a computing environment is an information-enhanced physical space, not a virtual environment that exists to store and run software.</p>
A. Mukherjee and D. Saha, "Pervasive Computing: A Paradigm for the 21st Century," in Computer, vol. 36, no. , pp. 25-31, 2003.