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NY Times: Imagining the Future in a Post-PC World

Dec 29, 1998, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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"a world of intelligent networks, linked by powerful hub computers, feeding data to millions upon millions of so-called information appliances."

"The post-PC enthusiasts see a future when everything from a household's car to its coffee maker has its own embedded microchips, ready to receive remote instruction. From work, a person could tap into the Internet to, say, program the video cassette recorder, defrost food and leave a message for a family member."

"Without the personal computer, they say, the Internet would still be 20,000 academics sending e-mail to each other from Unix workstations."

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