We once lived in brick and mortar but now we call the cloud home

Thursday, 13 October, 2011

If brick and mortar businesses such as shops are all going online then it makes sense that the place we call home will eventually follow suit.

What the web has inspired, then, is a postmodern understanding of what “home” is: a de-physicalised, conceptual and psychological phenomenon that externalises its invisible meanings. And interaction designers recognise this: the web is another castle that the Englishman can live in, and he seeks to create virtual places that have as much effect on pride, self-esteem and identity as the bricks and mortar version where he sleeps.

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