The Origins of Ubiquitous Computing Research at PARC in the Late 1980s

@article{Weiser1999TheOO,
  title={The Origins of Ubiquitous Computing Research at PARC in the Late 1980s},
  author={Mark D. Weiser and Rich Gold and John Seely Brown},
  journal={IBM Syst. J.},
  year={1999},
  volume={38},
  pages={693-696}
}
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