Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 27th Aug 2012 13:53 UTC
Editorial The dream of inexpensive computing for everyone has been with us since the first computers. Along the way it has taken some unexpected turns. This article summarizes key trends and a few of the surprises.
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by Treza on Mon 27th Aug 2012 18:54 UTC
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"Back in the 1990s, who would have thought that smartphones would popularize computing?"

Smartphones real ancestors are certainly the programmable pocket calculators (HP, TI, Casio, Sharp...) which ran all sorts of applications and
were quite popular in the '70s and the '80s

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