"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
-- Alan Kay
The Personal Information Environments (PIE) Group at Georgia Tech researches
how interfaces can and should change as we move away from
working with a single computer and begin working with a variety of
While today's users already work with a variety of devices, there is
little support for coordinating activities across those devices. In fact, most
computers are completely unaware that a user might own other computers.
We are exploring ways to make the devices (desktop PCs, laptops, PDAs,
cellphones, etc.) owned by a single user aware of each other and to and make it
easier for users to coordinate their activities across multiple devices.