The Philosopher of Palo Alto

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When developers and critics trace the roots of today’s Internet of Things—our smart gadgets and smart cities—they may single out the same creative source: Mark Weiser (1952–99), the first chief technology officer at Xerox PARC and the so-called “father of ubiquitous computing.” John Tinnell discusses Weiser’s struggle to initiate a new era of computing.

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