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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RE[3]: I doubt that
by ozonehole on Thu 30th Aug 2012 03:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I doubt that"
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Funny, I'm just the opposite. I'm 60 years old and love computers, and can justly claim to be a Linux geek through-and-through.

But smart phones - no thanks. Yes, they're cute, but at least double the size of my "stupid" cell phone. I know lots of people who own smart phones and leave them home because they don't want to lug something that's too big to fit in their pocket or on a belt clip. But what is the use of a "mobile" phone if you leave it at home? I use my phone for talking, and very occasionally use the calculator, alarm clock and reminder (calendar) applications. I don't want to surf the Net from my phone or do email - that's what my computer is for.

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