"Certainly, odd combinations of hardware, software and
service providers were everywhere at Computex. In addition to the
traditional systems consumers have known for years -- those that
run Microsoft's Windows operating system on top of an Intel chip --
computer makers showed off devices that rely on glorified cellphone
chips and Google's Android operating system.
"Machines with touch screens dangled the promise of escaping the
tyranny of the keyboard in favor of intuitive finger-pointing. And,
in back rooms, phone companies aggressively promoted tiny computers
that bridge the gap between smartphones and laptops.
"Roger L. Kay, one of the most prominent analysts of the PC
industry, described the new generation of machines as
"Franken-products," a reference to the monster cobbled together
from various parts."