Laptop on the Verandah
Type
report
Year
2003
In the early 2000s, the wireless laptop and the cellphone are transforming spatial patterns
once more. With a laptop, anyplace is potentially a workplace. And with wireless
connection, anyplace within range of a base station can have network access. This erodes
the traditional architectural and urban zoning distinctions among workspace, domestic
space, and recreational space. It creates demand for pleasant places, such as café tables,
that can informally and temporarily be appropriated as workspace. And, in benign
climates, it opens up the possibility of much more intensively and effectively using
outdoor space as workspace.

A description of how wireless technology is changing architecture and space design. This document was produced to provide background for the Computer Clubhouse Competition.
Citation
Mitchell, William. 2003. Laptop on the Verandah.
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Copyright
William Mitchell
Language
English