Tablets… as Digital Geek Art of the Future

Tablets… as Digital Geek Art of the Future

Anthony Nguyen
Sep 7, 2010

Mark Weiser once spoke of a day where we'd have ubiquitous computing (a.k.a. pervasive computing), where small, inexpensive, networked computers would be distributed at all scales throughout everyday life. Here they would live and become just another item in the house. Is it possible that all these tablets we're creating will be one day used to display our century's infatuation with the portable computer?

If you want a head start, you can grab one of the many options available for mounting your iPad or tablet PC on the wall. Above, we have the PadTab which comes as a plastic square with flaps to mount and two WallTabs that allow sticking to flatter surfaces such as a refrigerator, mirror, or window. The whole package goes for $29.99.

Or, you can laugh at our amateur Photoshop skills and let us know in the comments if you think Mark Weiser was actually on to something. We think he's close, though that we're waiting for wireless electricity to take off before sticking any digital pads to our precious rental home's walls.

[Images: PadTab, KidRobot, and Emma's Design Blog]

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