Making Computing Socially Necessary

Judith Meskill, who writes The Social Software blog, quotes from an old IBM paper on pervasive computing:

If pervasive computers are to be successful, they need to support human social lives… Designers of winning pervasive
  computing solutions will understand the mechanisms behind interpersonal satisfaction and collaborative productivity.
  They will avoid the pitfalls that disrupt successful interactions. By designing for social computing applications,
  they will move pervasive computing away from social hindrance toward social necessity. — D.C. Dryer. "At
what cost pervasive? A social computing view of mobile computing systems."

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