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Touching Cyberspace

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    Touching Cyberspace

    Cyberspace is a world without laws or boundaries, and touch-screen technologies have made digital ideas tangible. Nick Harkaway asks where the physicalisation of the net is taking us. 

    'A delight... Wildy entertaining.' Patrick Ness, Guardian

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Pollo_Diablo on 22/11/2012 3:43pm

It's absolutely not the case that the touchey-feeley functionality of the current gen of mobile computers in any way reflects a broader trend. We all sit at our desktops for 9hrs a day. Only a handful of middle-class people have iPads and I doubt very much that they'll replace the faithful desktop unless they become much, much cheaper.

Bhallspawn on 22/11/2012 1:34pm

An interesting subversion of the anxieties experienced fifteen years ago: the world appeared to be dematerialising. Now the world has gone digital have we begun to fetishise tangibility?

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