Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 21:19 UTC
Apple Apple held its keynote speech just now, kicking off its developer conference. The company announced minor refreshes for its laptop line, introduced a stunning new laptop with a Retina display, and gave a sneak peek of iOS 6, which will launch in the Fall.
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RE[2]: Death of Wired networking
by nefer on Wed 13th Jun 2012 10:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Death of Wired networking"
nefer
Member since:
2012-02-15

You're missing the point. Its the entire notebook formfactor thats shifting and has been since its original incarnation.

Notebooks originally started their life as "foldable, luggable desktop machines" and are heading towards "foldable ipads with a keyboard". Advances in this formfactor have been made along this vector for decades, dropping wired networking and making it thinner is just another step.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Its the entire notebook formfactor thats shifting and has been since its original incarnation.
Notebooks originally started their life as "foldable, luggable desktop machines"

Really?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grid_Compass
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epson_HX-20 (also PX-8 Geneva)
http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/doc.asp?c=764
http://cosy.com/language/cosyhard/cosyhard.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TRS-80_Model_200_and_Vaio.jpg

Seems like we had pretty good idea from the start how we want a notebook to look like. But some people seem to remember only the high-performance "foldable, luggable desktop machines" early subgroup.

Edited 2012-06-18 22:41 UTC

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