Radar Theme: The Physical Web

[This is part of a series of posts that briefly describe the trends that we’re currently tracking here at O’Reilly]

The next step for computing is to move out from the computers. Every device has the potential to become network-connected, delivering information to or from a web service. The mobile phones in our pockets also let us take apps and network service with us wherever we go. Early hackers are building in this space. Big challenges include: take products to the masses and the environmental impacts. We’re at early stages yet, but the room for expansion is huge. Projects to watch include Nokia’s reinvention as services company, iPhone, and Google’s Android platform.

Wachlist: Julian Bleecker, Timo Arnall, Nike+, iPhone, Google Android,Chumby and Dash.

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  • http://blog.gardeviance.org Simon Wardley

    Us subversives are plotting a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer :-)

  • http://www.riseforth.com John Koenig

    KINDLE. It’s not an eBook reader. It’s a first generation connected anything.

  • http://www.interiorismoyreformasbarcelona.com Interiorismo Barcelona

    Isn’t Microsoft’s Midori also going in that direction? No computer resources but everything relying on web services?