p. 383. The ubiquitous computer
- Darrel Ince
‘The ubiquitous computer’ examines how the computer has moved from the desktop to our pocket, and beyond. Computers have been able to infiltrate so many aspects of our life due to decreases in size and cost, and increases in durability. This age of ubiquitous computing has allowed us to access data on the move in increasingly unobtrusive and convenient ways. However, concerns have been raised about the issues of security and privacy. In scientific research, the massive amount of data now available to academics is problematic, as there are very few standards for the storage and presentation of data. Gray's fourth paradigm outlines a set of standards to rectify this.