"Seven years ago the IT tabloids were full of the question,
'when will Linux take over the desktop?' I wrote in Linux
"Why the desktop fixation? Soon desktops will be history. The
concept that you might need to go to a machine on a special desk in
a particular room of your house whenever you need computer power
will be as obsolete as the notion of going to the handpump over the
well in the yard any time you need water. Houses have been 'wired'
for water and electricity for 100 years. It's everywhere you need
it, just turn the tap or flick the switch. The same will happen
with computer power this decade..."