I just read a paper on ubiquitous computing (basically, you interact with a computer without knowing it - it is natural and casual) and found the following quote:
"The X-Window system, although designed for network use, makes it difficult for windows to move once instantiated at a given X server. This is because the server retains considerable state about individual windows, and does not provide convenient ways to move that state."
Have anyone seen any developments of this that they can point to? TED talks or, even better, where it is used in practice?
Because, I can still not, as a user, “move frequently from device to device, and […] bring windows along.”
This enlightenment annoys me.
Source: M. Weiser, “Some Computer Science Issues in Ubiquitous Computing”, Communications of the ACM (1993) 36, 7