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===Definition===
 
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Calm computing is a term coined by [[Mark Weiser]] in a "reaction to the increasing complexities that information technologies we're creating. The promise of computing systems was that they would simplify complexities, not introduce new ones".<ref> Begole, Bo. Ubiquitous Computing for Business. FT Press, 2011. Pg. 12.</ref> Calm computing is the idea that computers should appear when needed and recede into the background when no longer needed. Calm computing is where the primary task is not computing, but where computing augments and brings relevant information to the experience. Rather than focusing on computing and data, calm computing places emphasis on people and tasks.
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Calm computing is a state of technological maturity where a user's primary task is not computing, but where computing augments and brings relevant information to the experience. Rather than focusing on computing and data, calm computing places emphasis on people and tasks.  
  
Weiser believed that [[Ubiquitous Computing|ubiquitous computing]] would lead to an era of "calm technology," in which technology, rather than panicking us, will help us focus on what is really important to us" Bio by Roy Want, Xerox PARC.<ref>A Ubiquitous Life. Bio of Mark Weiser. http://www-sul.stanford.edu/weiser/Bio.html</ref>
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The terms "calm computing" and "calm technology" were coined by PARC Researcher [[Mark Weiser]] in reaction to the increasing complexities that information technologies were creating. He felt that the promise of computing systems was that they might "simplify complexities, not introduce new ones".<ref> Begole, Bo. Ubiquitous Computing for Business. FT Press, 2011. Pg. 12.</ref>
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Weiser believed that [[Ubiquitous Computing|ubiquitous computing]] would lead to an era of "calm technology," in which technology, rather than panicking us, will help us focus on what is really important to us". <ref>Want, Roy. A Ubiquitous Life. Bio of Mark Weiser. http://www-sul.stanford.edu/weiser/Bio.html Accessed Jul 2011.</ref> Weiser felt that calm technology would appear when needed and recede into the background when finished with.
  
 
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Revision as of 00:24, 14 October 2011

Definition

Calm computing is a state of technological maturity where a user's primary task is not computing, but where computing augments and brings relevant information to the experience. Rather than focusing on computing and data, calm computing places emphasis on people and tasks.

The terms "calm computing" and "calm technology" were coined by PARC Researcher Mark Weiser in reaction to the increasing complexities that information technologies were creating. He felt that the promise of computing systems was that they might "simplify complexities, not introduce new ones".[1]

Weiser believed that ubiquitous computing would lead to an era of "calm technology," in which technology, rather than panicking us, will help us focus on what is really important to us". [2] Weiser felt that calm technology would appear when needed and recede into the background when finished with.

References

  1. Begole, Bo. Ubiquitous Computing for Business. FT Press, 2011. Pg. 12.
  2. Want, Roy. A Ubiquitous Life. Bio of Mark Weiser. http://www-sul.stanford.edu/weiser/Bio.html Accessed Jul 2011.