Is you desktop or laptop becoming a relic? Darrel Ince discusses the topic on the Oxford Press blog. Things are changing, as always.
So, the future looks to be configured around users employing smart-phones and tablets to access the Internet for all their needs, with desktop and laptop computers being confined to specialist areas such as systems development, film editing, games programming and financial number crunching. Technically there are few obstacles in the way of this: the cost of computer circuits drops every year; and the inexorable increase in broadband speeds and advances in silicon technology mean that more and more electronics can be packed into smaller and smaller spaces.
Goodbye, laptop; hello, iPad.