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

“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

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

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