“‘Everyware’ is computing that is everywhere around us, yet is relatively hard to see, both literally and figuratively. Broadly speaking, it is what you get when you take the information processing we associate with the personal computer and distribute it throughout the environment – embedding it in walls, floors, appliances, lampposts, even clothing. I also use the word to refer to the relatively novel interface conventions everyware requires: gestural, tangible and haptic interfaces, and to some extent, voice recognition.
“The fact that it is so powerful – so insinuative and at the same time so hard to discern – makes it different in kind from the informatics we’ve grown so used to over the last twenty or twenty-five years of the PC era.”
Link: Hiding in Plain Sight: An Interview with Adam Greenfield (boxesandarrows.com)