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 zima on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 17:42 UTC in reply to "etc"
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> The user interface of smartphones and tablets challenges that of laptops and desktops. Touch and sound replace keyboards and mice.
Another person who always forgets about who creates the content for you people: developers. Right. Sound and touch my a**.

So? We might just largely return to the general model of workstations, for dev usage.

Unless you also think that, to happily live in a house, it is essential having always at hand a drafting table and a supply of raw building materials. Or that a good car requires onboard (miniature, obviously) design studio and assembly line...

Present netbooks are as powerful as laptops from few short years back BTW - quite decent, considering that we generally have more than enough processing power for longer than that.

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