01.28.07

Free Your Phone

Posted in Free Software at 4:02 pm by Pirate Praveen

“The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave
themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are
indistinguishable from it.”

Mark Weiser wrote those words almost 15 years ago in a Scientific
American article titled, “The Computer for the 21st Century.” In it, he
coined the term “ubiquitous computing”, and proposed a set of ground
rules for devices of the 21st century.

Temporally, we’re here. Technologically, we’re close. But everyone
still seems to be talking about ubiquitous computing like a mirage on
desert road: it’s always the same distance away. Sometimes looking at
common every day objects with a fresh perspective yields interesting
new ideas. Today we’re going to propose that the foundation for
ubiquitous computing is already here. All that is stopping us from
going forward is change of context.


Read the full announcement

* http://openmoko.org/ — for the actual development community
* http://wiki.openmoko.org/ — for an official wiki of the project
* http://bugzilla.openmoko.org/ — for bug tracking
* http://lists.openmoko.org/ — for public mailing lists
* http://planet.openmoko.org/ — for an aggregated feed
* http://projects.openmoko.org/ — for user-contributed projects
* http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=26367538 – Orkut Community

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