Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 13th Dec 2010 23:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's hard to predict the future because we humans prefer to think in terms of familiar paradigms. Even the most brilliant of our species are subject to this flaw. Now, Microsoft faces its turn. The owner of the operating system that likely runs your personal computer, the company that achieved monopoly with Windows and ducked the Department of Justice's scythe to keep it, faces a midlife crisis as the world goes gaga over portable consumer devices. This is the story of what's happening to Microsoft in the handheld operating system markets -- and how it parallels the earlier, similar journeys of IBM Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. Can Microsoft achieve dominance on mobile devices?
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RE: The future as I see it.
by bnolsen on Tue 14th Dec 2010 14:24 UTC in reply to "The future as I see it."
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This paradigm may work to replace a home PC but likely won't work for public terminals (disease and security...atms aren't even that secure).

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RE[2]: The future as I see it.
by sorpigal on Wed 15th Dec 2010 18:34 in reply to "RE: The future as I see it."
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What "Public terminals"? These don't exist now and won't exist in the future. The glorified kiosk systems you see here and there are not real computers, even if they happen to be implemented as real computers today, and will be something else in the future.

Where this will happen is home and some school and work environments.

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