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The first ride on the Internet roller coaster has ended. (Perhaps you've noticed the dot-com passengers staggering off, dizzy and disoriented). The second ride is beginning. Call it "pervasive computing": a new set of wireless, broadband, home networking, and home automation technologies will create enormous new opportunities. (And, as usual, plenty of opportunities for costly blunders, too.)
In this book, Daniel Amor helps business decision makers craft a sensible blueprint for profiting from pervasive computing. Amor begins with an overview of these new technologies and indicates who's best positioned to profit from them. Next, he presents four fleshed-out vignettes of pervasive computing applications that seem especially promising, because they solve actual human problems (imagine that!) Example: a high-tech toothbrush that lets dentists remotely diagnose simple problems while you're brushing your teeth at home.
Amor concludes with some ambitious, fascinating speculations about how the Internet might look in 25 years. As Alan Kay once observed, "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." This book could help you do just that. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.