20 Computers You WILL Own Within 5 Years
Feb 17, 2010, 16:33 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay McBain)
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[ Thanks to The
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"Would you recognize if you were at the beginning of a
technological tipping point? Welcome to 2010! The convergence of
ubiquitous connectivity and cloud computing has one simple and very
exciting output: the explosion of hardware gadgets we will use to
access it anywhere and anytime. Don't believe me? Check out the
following trends plus a list of 20 computers I think you (and your
customers) will own in the next 5 years.
"First, the evidence.
* Exhibit A: The evolution of the cell phone into an all-in-one
multimedia, gaming, social media, content and business access
* Exhibit B: The Netbook craze over the last 2 years convincing
millions of users that an inexpensive secondary or tertiary device
is useful given the right environment.
* Exhibit C: The feverish debate over the recent iPad announcement
as well as the Smartbook and Hybrid categories that Lenovo
introduced at CES in January."